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Turner Motorsports BMW Z4 GT3 2014 Laguna Seca

Gran Turismo 6. Surprise endings continue to happen. This time, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in the 3rd round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in the GTD category. The #45 Flying Lizards Motorsports AUDI R8 LMS was set for a win starting from the pole position. After a 2nd yellow flag, 34 minutes into the 2 hour race, many teams came in for a driver change and a splash of fuel. A 3rd yellow flag opportunity never materialized. In a strategy move 1 hour into the race, the Turner Motorsport #94 pitted again for fuel, out of sequence, to take their car to the finish. The Flying Lizards’ pit strategy had the car skip the stop and continue on racing while conserving fuel. Then the surprise. In the last lap, above the “Corkscrew” turn, the #45 ran out of “fumes”. Eventually, giving way for the Turner Motorsport #94 BMW Z4 GT3 driven by Dane Cameron and Markus Palttala, who were 11 seconds behind from P10, to take their first checkered flag ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg7-i3V4P9w ) of the 2014 season.

Update: After 4 races into the series the #555 AIM Autosport ( www.flickr.com/photos/metalsun/12837395495/ now with a modified livery ) still leads in in the GTD championship by 2 points.

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Taken on May 19, 2014