BMW M factory driver Jens Klingmann and SRO America class champion Michael Dinan will complete Turner Motorsport’s lineup for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut for the new BMW M4 GT3.
The German manufacturer confirmed Monday Turner’s lineup that will again be anchored by Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley for the full season in the GT Daytona class.
Dinan, who drove with Foley in Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS in a BMW M6 GT3 in 2021, will make his WeatherTech Championship debut while Klingmann returns to the Will Turner-owned team for the first time since the 2020 Rolex 24.
The Turner squad completed a two-day test at Daytona International Speedway earlier this month with its new car, nicknamed “Taco Machine” and will be joined by at least one other BMW customer in the GTD ranks next year.
Lineups for the pair of factory Team RLL-entered BMWs for the new-for-2022 GTD Pro class are expected to be confirmed early next month.
In addition to the two IMSA teams, ST Racing, Schubert Motorsport and Walkenhorst Motorsport have also all received their cars.
“After all the testing, we can hardly wait for our BMW M Motorsport teams and drivers to finally go head to head with quality opposition on the racetrack,” said Head of BMW M Motorsport Mike Krack.
“So far, everyone who has driven the BMW M4 GT3 has been extremely positive about it.
“As such, we are confident that we will be competitive from the word go and in a position to challenge for top results.
“The extremely high demand for the BMW M4 GT3 has exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased and honored by this trust. We are now looking forward to seeing how our new car fares in the hands of many different drivers and teams at racetracks and in racing series all over the world.”