MP Motorsport Add Turner for 24 Hours of Spa
Aston Martin Racing factory pilot Darren Turner will drive with MP Motorsport in the 24 Hours of Spa on the 26-27th July. He completes an all-British line up in the #38 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, alongside Mark Poole, Richard Abra and Joe Osborne in the Pro-Am class.
Turner has just completed back-to-back 24-hour races, scoring top six finishes in both the Le Mans and Nürburgring events. However, that wasn’t enough and now Turner will once again take on the 24 Hours of Spa with the V12 Vantage.
It’s not the first time that MP Motorsport has seen its V12 Vantage GT3 crewed by star drivers – at the Barcelona 24 Hours 2013, Bruno Senna and Stefan Mücke joined the team, and only bad luck prevented a good finish.
The 24 Hours of Spa is the world’s biggest GT3 race, with nearly 80 entries in 2013, all of an extremely high standard. The Spa Francorchamps circuit is fearsome, with many of the world’s best corners, including the famous Eau Rouge, awaiting the drivers in the Ardennes. The race is also the fourth round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, so the team must have one eye on the championship picture as well.
Richard Abra “The 24 Hours of Spa is a race I’ve always wanted to do so I’m thrilled to be going there this year, and with a great team. We’ve scored great results in the Blancpain Endurance Series already this year, and I believe we can continue that form at Spa. Of course, you need a bit of luck to do well in endurance racing, but everything we can be prepared for, we’ll be prepared for! Bringing Darren in is fantastic, and it’s a sign that this team is only moving forward. He’s one of the world’s best GT drivers – I’m really pleased to work with him again.”
Darren Turner “I’m really looking forward to the Spa 24 Hours, as it’s always a great event. I’ve worked with Mark and Richard on a few test days this year, which have gone really well and it will be good to race with them at Spa, along with Joe. There’s no reason why we can’t get a good result at Spa. Everything is in place: we all have a lot of miles in the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 under our belts, we just need to keep calm and keep it on the black stuff.”