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TURNER BMW WITH EARLY LEAD AT VIR UNTIL SUSPENSION FAILURE

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TURNER BMW WITH EARLY LEAD AT VIR UNTIL SUSPENSION FAILURE

Alton, Virginia. -- August 19th 2018 --The Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 of Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley took the green flag at Virginia International Raceway with their sights set on a strong result after qualifying third on the 3.27-mile 17-corner race circuit.

Following Saturday morning’s final practice, Bill Auberlen qualified the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 in third for the ninth round of the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Auberlen took the green flag in the two-hour and forty-minute Michelin GT Challenge to maintain his position until a pit stop for tires and fuel at the fifty minute mark.

Following the flawless pit stop, Auberlen inherited the lead and drove on to build a nineteen second gap on the second and third place GTD entries. With one-hour and fifteen-minutes remaining, the No. 96 Turner BMW entered pit lane following the first full course caution of the race.

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