Turner Motorsport will be racing M4 GT3s in both the SRO GT World Challenge America and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships in 2023. After a successful debut season with the new M4 GT3 in 2022 that saw them get on the podium four times and score a win at Mid-Ohio, the team will expand the program to run a pair of M4 GT3s in the GTD class in 2023.
Bill Auberlen and Chandler Hull will drive together in one car, while Robby Foley will drive the other with a co-driver to be announced. Hull is new to Turner Motorsport, but not new to Auberlen or endurance racing. Auberlen and Hull were co-drivers in a BimmerWorld M4 GT3 in the GT World Challenge last season, getting nine podiums and a win, and Hull has also driven BMWs in long endurance races around the world with other BMW teams. Robby Foley and Bill Auberlen have driven together at Turner for the last few seasons and made a great pair, but Foley’s driver rating promotion to Gold before the 2023 season rules them out of driving together in the GTD class.
Another newcomer to the team in the SRO GT World Challenge series is Hutton McKenna, who drove in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Championship last season. McKenna’s family owns a group of car dealerships, including BMW (McKenna BMW in Norwalk, California and South Bay BMW in Torrance, California) and has been involved in racing for decades. McKenna will co-drive with Robby Foley in a Turner-run M4 GT3 in 2023. Michael Dinan, who drove in the series with Foley in 2022, will move on to another full-season ride, but will continue to be a third driver for Turner Motorsport in the longer IMSA endurance races.
Turner will also be back in the Michelin Pilot Challenge GS class in 2023, with a pair of new G82-generation M4 GT4s. In addition, they will enter a pair of previous F82-generation M4 GT4s in the new VP Racing SportsCar Challenge series, which is new to IMSA for 2023 and features six 45-minute single-driver only races. Drivers for the Michelin Pilot Challenge and VP Racing SportsCar Challenge series will be announced soon, as well as the driver that will partner with Foley in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class.
[Photos by David Haueter and courtesy Dusty Renteria and Will Turner.]