After confirming he’d make the logical switch from the BMW Z4 GT3 to the next generation BMW M6 GT3, team principal Will Turner has also confirmed he’ll have two of the new M6s on the grid full-time next season.
Both Michael Marsal and Bret Curtis will run the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, split between the No. 97 (Marsal) and No. 96 (Curtis) cars. Full-season co-drivers and additional endurance drivers will be announced shortly.
The team has had its first test with the new M6 GT3 at Sebring International Raceway in late October, and expects delivery of its own two M6 GT3s in December.
“The test at Sebring went very well so we are looking forward to getting back on track with this new M6 GT3,” Turner said.
“We are excited to participate in BMW’s first public test with the new car and hope to learn a lot to carry over into the Rolex 24 and the 2016 season.”
Marsal ran in IMSA last season with Curtis running a full season in Pirelli World Challenge, in the GTA class. This will be Marsal’s sixth season with Turner.
“I am very excited for this new platform and to return to GTD competition with Turner Motorsport in 2016,” Marsal said.
“These early tests have provided us with a lot of insight into the new platform which should pay dividends as we enter the season. We have some very exciting season plans and driver lineups for this year so Daytona and 2016 cannot come soon enough.”