Articles tagged Darren Turner

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2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

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72nd Members' Meeting, Goodwood

Saturday morning, 7am. Goodwood is resplendent in sunshine as the early birds wander through the main gate. The pale blue banners embellished by ‘72’ are assiduously non-Revival spec, but the Sussex circuit’s defining spring signature awaits. Goodwood’s verges are awash in a sea of yellow. Who else would invest more in daffodils than any other single ingredient for a race meeting ‘reboot’? “There...

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Starter for 10

For the past decade, Aston Martin Racing has been a fan favourite at Le Mans. As founder David Richards and driver Darren Turner tell us, those 10 years are just the beginning Writer Damien Smith Ten years and more than 200 racing cars. Perhaps that’s the most significant statistic of Aston Martin Racing’s first decade. The big wins, most notably the back-to-back GT class successes at Le Mans,...

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Wind of change

Can motor sport help Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie win the America’s Cup for Britain? He swaps the high seas for race track to find out more with Prodrive at Silverstone Writer Ed Foster Sir Ben Ainslie looks as though he’s just been released from a tumble dryer. He might be the most successful sailor in Olympic history, but he emerges wide-eyed after a few laps with two-time Le Mans class...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The image of a Toyota prototype flipping through the air and slamming hard into a tyre barrier will be the lasting image of the 80th Le Mans 24 hours. That Anthony Davidson escaped with ‘only’ two cracked vertebrae was remarkable given the accident’s violence. once again the focus will fall on amateur drivers and their ability to race on the grande dame of all tracks. In an accident reminiscent...

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Readers' Letters

Sorry for Silverstone Sir, So Bernie has finally carried out his threat and Silverstone is no longer ‘the home of British motor sport’. What a sad and dirty tale of bullying and big business this has been. For my part I am very disappointed. Living as I do within a stone’s throw of the track I have seen both what the Grand Prix has done for the region over the years, and also the huge strides...

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GT1 world series is go

“I have been dreaming about these cars since I was a teenager,” said FIA president Jean Todt at the launch of the new GT1 sports car series. “We have all dreamt about these beautiful cars and I am very proud that the GT1 World Championship has joined Formula 1, the WRC and the WTCC as the fourth championship sanctioned by the FIA.” Speaking in the splendour of the bibliotheque at the Automobile...

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Finding Loeb's comfort zone

Our man thought his drive in the Citroën C4 WRC had gone far better than his chat with Sébastien Loeb, until the World Rally Champion came alive behind the wheel…By Andrew Frankel Of all the things I had been able to anticipate on my way to France to meet the Citroën C4 World Rally Car and its arch-exponent, Sébastien Loeb, it was the incongruity of the setting that surprised me most We met on a...

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Matters of Moment

We’ve been inspired this summer by athletes from all nations in both the Olympic Games and the Paralympics, not just for the gold medals and world records won, but also for the spirit in which they were chased. Cynicism and economic gloom were briefly parked as Britain basked in the glow created by genuine people achieving extraordinary things. It was totally infectious and so refreshing for a...

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Brit Turner lands extra Aston drive

Sports car star Darren Turner will race three types of Aston Martin in 2010. The Aston works driver, a double GT1 class winner at Le Mans with the marque, was due to combine racing a DBR9 in the GT1 world series for the Young Driver AMR team with a one-off run in one of Aston Martin Racing’s Lola coupés in the 24 Hours. He will now also contest the Le Mans Series in the works-backed JMW...

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