The first batch of the 2016 BMW M6 GT3 has been delivered to various teams campaigning in different championships around the world. First is US-based team Turner Motorsport who took delivery of two units on Friday in Munich.
In addition to picking up their two new cars, Turner Motorsport driver Markus Palttala was honored with an award as the second most successful BMW privateer driver in the world. Palttala will pilot the #97 BMW M6 GT3 alongside his co-driver Michael Marsa in the 2016 IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship.
The second car – #96 BMW M6 GT3 – will be piloted by Bret Curtis and BMW Factory Driver Jens Klingmann.The two cars will take part in their first race at the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 30th.
German based team Schubert Motorsport also picked up two new BMW M6 GT3s as well. They currently hold an ADAC GT Masters team title and will be back to defend it in 2016. They will also race the two cars at the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Next in line was Rowe Racing who also picked up two new BMW M6 GT3s. They will be fielding them in the Blancpain GT and key events such as the Nurburgring 24 Hours, Spa 24 Hours and the FIA GT World Cup in Macau.
Both Rowe Racing and Schubert Motorsport are partly-factory supported teams, which makes sense seeing that this is a new car with progressive development.