The New York native, Michael Marsal , secured a fifth place finish in the GT class of the GRAND-AM Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park.
Michael Marsal: “There were times when you were fighting for a spot but going through the ST (class) traffic, and it was really just insane."
Michael Marsal teams with co-driver Tonis Kasemets as the pair targets their first podium finish of the season with the No. 71 Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage.
Turner Motorsport team managed two BMWs in the same class, in the same race, to make the podium.
Turner Motorsport 1-3 in GT class and 1-2-3 sweep in CTSCC Street Tuner class.
This year Auberlen and Dalla Lana will pair up to do double duty in the No. 94 Rolex GT car and the No. 96 GS Continental Sports Car Challenge M3
The day turned sour for the Multimatic Motorsports No. 71 Aston Martin Vantage when the car sustained race-ending damage from contact with the wall.
Michael Marsal and Tonis Kasemets currently sit sixth in the driver championship, with four top-10 finishes to date.
Detroit kicks off a busy month of June for the Turner Motorsport team
Marsal also competed in the Porsche 250 event on the Alabama road course.
Official practice will take place on Thursday. Both series will qualify Friday morning ahead of Saturday’s race events.
Marsal will driver the Turner Motorsport BMW in the Rolex Series in Austin and the Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin in the Continental Tire SCC.
Debuting the No. 71 Aston Martin Vantage with his new Multimatic Motorsports team, Marsal looked to open the 2013 season with a strong result.
Qualifying cut short for Michael Marsal in Aston Martin debut for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race.
Michael Marsal will drive the Turner Motorsports BMW M3 in the the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona and the Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Daytona.