Turner Motorsport carries its “double win” weekend momentum into the third round of Grand-Am Series action at Barber Motorsports Park. Both the Rolex Sports Car and Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge series will race on Saturday, April 6 after a month-long break in the schedule since the Grand-Am weekend at Circuit of The Americas.
The Turner BMWs are no strangers to success at Barber Motorsports Park. Over the past four years the team has scored one victory and two seconds on the 2.38-mile, 15-turn road course.
Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana co-drive both the No. 96 GS class M3 and the No. 94 GT class M3. Michael Marsal will be joined by Gunter Schaldach for their third race together as teammates in the No. 93 GT class M3. Schaldach returns to Barber after his strong qualifying performance to start P3 in the 2011 Porsche 250 driving the Banner Racing Camero GT.R. Schaldach and co-driver Owen Gavin battled up front the entire race to finish 2nd behind the Turner No. 94 GT M3.
“We're past GT winners at Barber and will be looking for good results. We still need to catch up in Continental Tire so will be pushing there and will be looking for a solid result in Rolex to maintain or improve our top 5 standings," said Dalla Lana.
Currently Dalla Lana and Auberlen are tied for fourth place in the GT driver points standings, trailing third place Emil Assentato and Anthony Lazzaro by five points. Turner Motorsport rounds out the top three in Rolex GT team point standings behind second place AIM Autosport Team FXDD with Ferrari and first place Magnus Racing Porsche.
Will Turner explains, “This year has been like a rollercoaster so far, lows at Daytona then big wins in Texas….I am really not sure what to expect at Barber – especially after last year's GS race , when both my cars got taken out at the start in the crazy chain reaction. Being third in points after such disappointment at Daytona is exactly what we need, as a team, if we are going to compete for a championship. We have a long way to go and the competition is tougher than ever so we are hoping for solid results at Barber.”