Goodbye to TUSC, hello to PWC

Two well known teams will make a switch from endurance to sprint racing in 2015, as Turner Motorsport and NGT Motorsport leave the United Sportscar Championship to race in the Pirelli World Challenge.

Turner Motorsport, champions of the GTD category in TUSCC with their BMW Z4, made a one-off appearance in PWC in 2014 with Dane Cameron, but didn't crossed the finish line due to crash damage. But 2015 see the blue and yellow team go to a full-time PWC effort with two full FIA-GT3 spec BMW Z4s, but there are no drivers confirmed. It won’t be the first time that Turner Motorsport runs in the World Challenge, as well with BMWs, as from 1998 to 2004 Turner achieved two titles with cars of the german manufacturer.

From the NGT Motorsport front, they leave the GTD class and the Porsche 911 GT America to run only in the IMSA GT3 Cup series and in the Pirelli World Challenge, where the Ramez Wahab-led team have huge plans, as they want to field four or five cars, being two of them in the GT class and the rest in the GT Cup class. As Wahab commented, financial reasons, as well the regulations motivated the decision, as the 911 GT America isn't elegible to race in any other championship than TUSC. Like Turner Motorsport, NGT hasn’t announced any drivers for 2015, but the first good news is that they will continue to support the Sean Edwards Foundation and the Motorsport Safety Foundation in PWC.

PHOTOS: Turner Motorsport, NGT Motorsport