When Robby Foley and Vin Barletta take to the track in the #96 Turner Motorsport M4 GT4 for the March 19 Michelin Pilot Series race at Sebring, the livery on the car will be split down the middle. The “ZEBRing” livery will feature traditional Turner yellow and blue on the left side and the zebra-stripe BS+COMPETITION sim racing livery on the right. Foley will wear a similarly-split fire suit for the race.
IMSA says “The unique scheme is the result of a growing partnership between Massachusetts-based Turner Motorsport and BS+COMPETITION, the German company named one of BMW Motorsport’s four official sim racing teams in 2021. The distinctive livery was brought to life by designers Andy Blackmore (the real-world half) and Juan Diego Sanchez (virtual half).”
Florian Haasper, the founder of BS+COMPETITION, says, “Turner Motorsport and BS+COMPETITION is the perfect match. Both teams combine some fantastic sense of humor on the social web with the determination to win every race they are competing in. Seeing our joint BS+Turner zebra racing at Sebring will be an incredible moment for everyone in our team. And just a few days later we’ll race a split-personality zebra in the iRacing Twelve Hour of Sebring. Together, we are really blurring the lines here!”
Practice for the Sebring race, the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, begins on March 17, with qualifying on March 18. The race will begin at 2:35 pm EST on Friday, March 19, with live streaming available on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold and radio coverage available on IMSA radio and Sirius XM.—Brian Morgan
[Photo courtesy IMSA.]