Turner Motorsport will campaign two BMW Z4 GT3s for the full 10-race 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season kicking off in March at the Circuit of the Americas.
The decision comes shortly after Turner Motorsport captured their seventh professional sports car racing championship since 2003 in the inaugural season of the IMSA sanctioned Tudor United SportCar Championship with four wins, six podiums and ten top-ten finishes.
“I am really looking forward to getting back into Pirelli World Challenge for 2015. For me, it’s where it all started. In 1998 I competed in my first professional race and in 2003 we won our first championship in World Challenge. This does not mean it’s the only racing we will do in 2015 but I am happy that we can confirm this program so early
“I expect to announce the drivers in a few weeks with the cars shipping from Germany any day now,” explained Will Turner. “I really like the fact that we can race the BMW Z4 GT3 as it was intended, with traction control, ABS and the proper aero for the car. Unlike the GTD rules in IMSA , PWC allows the car to run as it engineered by BMW Motorsport,” explained Will Turner.
Beginning in 1998, Turner Motorsport campaigned their iconic blue and yellow BMWs in World Challenge, winning the 2003 and 2004 World Challenge Touring Car Championships. From ‘98 to ‘04 Turner Motorsport captured ten race wins, forty top-five finishes and seven poles.
Will Turner confirmed to DSC this evening that the World Challenge campaign will feature a pair of BMWs new to the team and not the Paul Dalla Lana owned, ex Marc VDS car campaigned in TUSC in 2014.
As for TUSCC in 2015, “As of today , we do not have any commitments for TUSCC, it’s not out of the question though.”
Driver announcement will have to wait for now though the team were mightily impressed with the efforts of Markus Palttala this year.