The familiar blue and yellow livery of the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GTD racing car will see a new addition for the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship races at Road America and Virginia International Raceway as the stalwart BMW NA customer racing team partners with BMW of North America to race in support of the BMW Ultimate Driving Experience.
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The Ultimate Driving Experience highlights dynamic behind-the-wheel driving programs featuring a full range of BMW vehicles, from BMW i and iPerformance vehicles to BMW M and M Performance vehicles, including the all-new BMW 5 Series. Two of the six event series have been completed with four remaining stops in:
- San Francisco, CA, at Cow Palace (August 11-17);
- Dallas, TX, at Lone Star Park (September 2-10);
- Chicago, IL, at Arlington Park (October 14-22);
- New York, NY, at Citi Field (November 2-12).
Highlights of the event include a new “Ultimate Driver” competition and a BMW Teen Driving School course based on the program taught at the BMW Performance Centers in Spartanburg, S.C., and Thermal, Calif.
“The Ultimate Driving Experience gives drivers from across the country the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a BMW and experience firsthand why our brand is at the top of its class,” said Trudy Hardy, Vice President of Marketing, BMW of North America. “Further, drivers participating in the teen driving school, autocross or M control clinic will develop their own skills, gaining experience and confidence while learning under the guidance of our BMW Performance Center instructors.”
Anchored by BMW Motorsport driver Jens Klingmann, privateers Bret Curtis and Justin Marks have co-driven this year with Klingmann with Marks sharing a season’s-best third place finish at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in July. At Road America and VIR former BMW Junior Jesse Krohn with drive with Klingmann.
“We are pleased to support BMW’s Ultimate Driving Experience,” said Will Turner, Team Principal. “It is an amazing program. Check out the website and watch the UDE video. Just awesome! Can you drive?”