The No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 will return to Liqui-Moly colors for the final two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races of the season, beginning with this weekend’s Monterey Sports Car Championship powered by McLaren.
It will mark the first time the team’s GT Daytona class contender has been in the white-blue-and-red colors of the German lubricant company since January’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley currently sit third in the GTD title race, 38 points behind leaders Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher, who could clinch the championship this weekend with a win.
“I am so proud and honored to be able to represent our Liqui Moly family. Their product is amazing, and their technical support has allowed us to eek every bit of performance out of our M6 GT3,” said team owner Will Turner.
Foley, who has combined with BMW veteran Auberlen for a class win and three additional podium finishes in the last five races, has characterized their season as a “roller coaster”.
“We had a couple tough races in the beginning of the year but we rebounded and have been able to put together a string of solid results to put us third in the championship going into this weekend,” he said.
“We plan to shake off the tough race at VIR last month and focus on the two remaining opportunities to capture points and hopefully a podium or two.”
Contact and a tire puncture in the opening laps of the Michelin GT Challenge relegated the championship-contending duo to an 11th place finish in class.
“We had a tough break at VIR last month which was quite unfortunate for us in the points championship and the race itself,” Auberlen said.
“As we have continued to say all season, we have been able to improve on our car and our program each and every race so there is no reason why our BMW can’t be super competitive this weekend at Laguna.”