The start of the 2016 North American Season gets underway at Daytona International Speedway, this weekend with the Rolex 24 Hours and I have been involved in a variety of projects associated with the event.
Most prominent are new liveries for Turner Motorsport with their all new BMW M6 GT3 and CJ Wilson Racing and their new Porsche Cayman GT4 ClubSport.
The Turner design has been developed form the fan favorite Z4 livery, although the larger proportions of the M6 coupe proved challenging to balance. We ended up with a couple of final designs which the team could not decide on, so we went with both!
Each car runs a different diagonal stripe, along with the addition of driving light cover colors, help fans and the mechanics tell the two cars apart.
With IMSA’s ROAR test just days away, ahead of the Rolex 24Hours, a couple of liveries are starting to surface on social media.
Turner Motorsport have a 2 car entry in the newly named WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the all new BMW M6 GT3. More details on the livery later, but this is a development of the successful Z4 GT3 livery. Look closely and you might spot some differences between the 96 and 97 cars.
Turner are very pro-active on Social media, so you can catch up on their progress on Twitter.
Recently created this rendering for Turner Motorsports to announce the purchase of two new BMW M6 GT3’s for the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Fun working through all the details of the currently disguised car
The livery is a development of the design I created for the team last year.
Pirelli World Challenge racer, Bill Ziegler and Swisher Racing posted a preview of their new livery on Twitter this past weekend.
The Swisher Racing BMW Z4 GT3 will be prepared by Turner Motorsport and the new livery has been based off the Turner Blue and Yellow livery which I created last year. Turner Motorsport will be running two cars in the ‘PWC’ in addition to their TUDOR United SportsCar campaign.
I had also previously worked with Swisher last year, assisting with bringing their livery idea to life and incorporating it into the GMG Racing team look (another livery I designed!), the team who ran their Audi R8LMS Swisher Racing entry in 2014.
Turner Motorsporthave announced they will defend their GTD Class title in 2015, returning for a full season of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship. After a challenging debut in the series in 2014, the team bounced back to win the GTD Class Championship. Turner were the first team worldwide to win a major championship with the BMW Z4 GT3.
For 2015, Turner will compete in the TUDOR series and the Pirelli World Challenge. More news on the PWC program and liveries soon.
A quick update, 2014 has been epic for me this year! Lots of new clients, all very happy and lots of cool fresh designs. I have never worked so hard in my life. Its surprising how little sleep you need…….
I have a total of….
4 Car Liveries in TUDOR United SportsCar ChampionshipÂ (DeltaWing, GMG, Turner, PR1)
4 Car LIveries in Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge (CJ Wilson Racing, Bimmerworld)
4 Car Liveries in Pirelli World Challenge (GMG Racing, Racing for Children)
4 Cars Liveries in the Formula Drift Championship (Papadakis Racing, Tyler McQuarrie Racing, Charles Ng, Danny George)
3 Car liveries in the Porsche Middle East GT Cup (Saudi Falcons & SAS international)
1 (possibly more to come) cars in the World Endurance Championship (Proton Competition)
2 Helmet Designs in International Competition (Tommy Milner – TUDOR and Le Mans, Edward Sandstrom – BES and Nurburgring) Continue Reading