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Turner “Fully Intends” on Two-Car BMW M4 GT3 Effort

Turner Motorsport set to campaign BMW’s latest-generation GT3 car in expected customer rollout in 2022…

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Turner Motorsport plans to campaign the new BMW M4 GT3 once it becomes eligible in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, according to team boss Will Turner.

The longtime BMW customer squad has revealed intentions of purchasing a pair of the new-for-2022 cars that will replace the BMW M6 GT3 in its lineup.

While having recently broken cover, the car is expected to make its competition debut next year with several test races in Europe prior to a full customer rollout in 2022.

“We fully intend on running a pair of M4s when it’s ready,” Turner said. “We’ve been following the progress.

“We’ve actually put some input into the car build. The rules and some of the technical stuff is different in North America. Munich wanted to make sure they integrated some of the stuff that we’re going to need to run in IMSA.

“We’re fully excited about that. You see the pictures and see that they’re testing. Reports are that it’s an awesome car. 

“It’s a disappointment as we have to wait another year. It’s bitter-sweet in that regard.”

Built to the latest GT3 regulations refresh, which is due for 2022, the car is powered by a straight six-cylinder twin-turbo engine.

With extensive testing and development being undertaken by BMW Motorsport, Turner is hopeful the M4 GT3 will be a competitive piece from the onset. 

“Back in 2016 when we got the M6 GT3s, we got them early,” he explained. “We were the first couple of M6s delivered in the world. There was obviously some teething problems with that.

“The team has to come up to speed and the engineers have to come up to speed and just generally the car has to get its workout in the first couple of races.

“We didn’t want that. We rather have them put hours of testing and then hand us the car that’s been developed so we can go and hopefully start at Daytona [2022] and have some good results.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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