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Darren Turner

Career

One of the more versatile drivers around, Darren Turner returned for a second full season in the BTCC after a difficult 2007 – where he undoubted speed in the Leon wasn’t matched by results after a year dogged by bad luck.

At the wheel of the Leon TDi, he won twice but his main success once again came at Le Mans where he helped Aston Martin to defend the GT1 title.

Achievements:

2008:
BTCC, SEAT Sport UK, SEAT Leon TDi – 8th overall, 2 wins
Le Mans 24 Hours, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 – GT1 title winner
FIA GT Championship, Gigawave Motorsport, Aston Martin DBR9 – selected races
Le Mans Series, Strakka Racing, Aston Martin DBR9 – selected races
ALMS, Drayson-Barwell, Aston Martin Vantage – selected races

2007:
BTCC, SEAT Sport UK, SEAT Leon – 6th overall, 3 wins
Le Mans 24-Hours, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 – GT1 title winner
ALMS, Petersen White Lightning Racing, Ferrari 430 – selected races
FIA GT, Scuderia Ecosse, Ferrari 430 – selected races
Le Mans Series, Team Modena, Aston Martin DBR9 – selected races

2006:
BTCC, SEAT Sport UK, SEAT Leon - 14th overall, selected races
ALMS, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 – 6th in GT1 standings, selected programme

2005:
Le Mans 24-Hours, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 - 3rd in GT1 Class
FIA GT Championship, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 - selected races
ALMS, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 - selected races
Le Mans Series, Cirtek Aston Martin DBR9 – selected races

2004:
Le Mans 24-Hours, Prodrive, Ferrari 550 – 3rd in GTS Class
Aston Martin Racing test and development driver
F1, McLaren test driver

2003:
FIA GT Championship, Team Maranello, Ferrari 360 Modena
ALMS, Veloqx Motorsport, Ferrari 360 Modena
Le Mans 24-Hours, Veloqx Motorsport, Ferrari 360 Modena

2002:
Days of Thunder Series - 7th overall
F1, McLaren test driver

2001:
DTM, Rosberg, Mercedes - 15th overall
F1, McLaren test driver

2000:
DTM, Rosberg, Mercedes - 14th overall
F1, McLaren test driver

1999:
Italian Formula 3000, Redgrave Racing, selected races
F1, McLaren test driver

1998:
Formula Palmer Audi - 2nd overall
F1, McLaren test driver

1997:
British Formula 3, Portman Racing

1996:
Formula Renault UK, Redgrave Racing, Van Diemen - 2nd overall
BRDC McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year

1995:
British Formula Renault, Redgrave Racing, Van Diemen - 4th overall

1994:
British Formula Vauxhall

1993:
British Formula First Winter Series - Champion

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