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Amesbury, MA. -- August 23RD, 2017 -- The Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 is set to resume racing action for round ten of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend at Virginia International Raceway, teaming up with BMW North America’s Ultimate Driving Experience for the second of two races this season.

The No. 96 of Jens Klingmann and Jesse Krohn will compete in Sunday’s two hour and forty minute race on the 3.27-mile 17-turn “long course” in Alton, Virginia.

The driver pair returns to their blue and yellow BMW for the first time since their dominant win at Road America in the most recent round of the WeatherTech Championship, leading all but 3 laps over the course of the two-hour and forty-minute race.

With the recent win in the books, the No. 96 BMW enters this weekend fifth in Championship team points, just nineteen points out of second.

“Following our strong race at Road America, we are eager to get on track at VIR, especially since Bret Curtis’s and my race was cut short here last year after an unfortunate incident on the opening lap,” Jens Klingmann said. “We had a good car at this track last year so I feel optimistic that our BMW will be strong this weekend.

Turner BMWs have seen consistent success at VIR in the past with three wins, three second place finishes, four third place finishes and fourteen top fives since 2003. The most recent win was in 2014 as the team chased the GTD Championship in a three way tie.

“VIR is another North American circuit I have yet to race at so I am looking forward to getting on track Friday,” said Jesse Krohn. “Jens (Klingmann) and I had a great race a few weeks ago so we feel confident that we continue our momentum into the next round of the Championship.”

On track action begins on Friday, August 25th for Free Practice 1. GTD Qualifying begins on Saturday at 12:10pm ET and will be broadcast LIVE on The Michelin GT Challenge at VIR will be televised LIVE on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, August 27th at 1:30pm ET.

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About Turner Motorsport

Turner Motorsport is the leading BMW tuner in North America, bringing technology and expertise from the racetrack to the street for over two decades. Since 1993 the Turner Motorsport Team has competed in over 353 professional races, winning seven professional racing championships in four different series since 2003. The most recent being the 2014 Team Championship in the GTD-class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Their success is passed into every component that Turner Motorsport designs and sells through their comprehensive website and performance showroom. Our Race Team, R&D Engineers and Sales Team work together, ensuring practical knowledge and state-of-the-art engineering flow in both directions. Few companies in North America can claim such a close relationship to what they sell and what they race.

2017 Weathertech SportsCar Championship Schedule

August 6 – Road America
August 27 – Virginia International Raceway (GTLM and GTD only)
September 24 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
October 7 – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

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