January 22, 2011 by staff
Speed Channel, Countless hours of planning, design, and hard work at the shop Turner Motorsport BMW race will pay off next week with the second input of the team in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. But TV networks give this weekend for a preview, featuring the team from Turner Motorsport, the FX and speed that will showcase the team preparation and development for the next race. Last year, “Dream Team” lineup of drivers have gone on a quest for victory. The four pilots Turner Motorsport team include two former winners of the Rolex 24 and two tested rapid back-and-comers. There entry this year from a BMW M3 E92 Brand new in the GT class.
Bill Auberlen and Boris Said are back in the familiar yellow and blue livery to another win over Rolex 24 honors. Both drivers are previous class winners of this race, driving BMW M3. Auberlen also drives for Team BMW Motorsport factory in the American Le Mans Series while Said won the readers of the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series. Paul Dalla Lana who has raced with TMS joins them again since 2009, including last year’s Rolex GT season. Both Auberlen and Dalla Lana will be driving the M3 GT for the 2011 season. At the bottom of the Rolex 24 line-up is Rolex Sports Car and Continental regular Matt Plumb. Plumb had a solid career in motorsports since 1999, racing in the Rolex GT class in 2002 and in the Daytona Prototype class in 2008.
“We seek nothing less than a victory this year,” said team owner Will Turner. “Our car is a brand new, from the chassis base, and he did very well during testing. And our experience of last year’s Daytona 24 will result in a stronger team for great event this year. Our experienced team means we are able to focus more on making the car quicker rather than fixing small problems. And our driver line up is stronger than ever. I’m excited! ”
This weekend on FX and broadcast networks will speed an overview of the Rolex 24 race. Turner Motorsport is one of the teams featured in the show, which will visit the shop to see the TMS race construction and development of new chassis M3 GT. The Rolex 24 Preview will air the night FX Network, Saturdays at 11:00 am ET. He repeats the speed of the “Channel”le Sunday and next week.
The M3 GT racing car is built from a tubular frame chassis with Riley Technologies bodywork in carbon fiber. The car was built in the shop at Turner Motorsport from a bare hull and weighs 2650 pounds. The engine is a V8 5.0-liter BMW S62 built to the specifications of the race and the management of an engine management Bosch Motorsport. The car is equipped with Turner StopTech Brakes, Forgeline Wheels and race tires Continental. During the “Roar Before the Rolex 24″ official practice sessions, the M3 GT was on the pace and worked perfectly.
Turner’s team will also seized two cars running E92 M3 in the GS series Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Last year the # 97 Turner Motorsport M3 with Michael Marsal and Joey Hand finished second in the Championship Team. Both drivers will be back in the Continental Tyres series with the same # 97 Marsal-Alvarez/Turner M3 Motorsport. Also returning to the GS will Rolex 24 teammates Paul Dalla Lana and Bill Auberlen. They will be driving the # 96 Northwest / Turner Motorsport BMW M3. The GS class race is scheduled for Friday afternoon, 12:00 to 1:30 ET.
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