Darren will join Alexander West and Chris Goodwin to race in September’s ADAC TOTAL 24h Race for Aston Martin customer team, Garage 59. He will jump into the team’s Vantage for the first time this weekend for Round 5 of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, a six-hour race around one of his favourite circuits, the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The team’s weapon of choice for the SP8T class was the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 but for the six-hour fifth round they have stepped up a gear. This weekend’s race will serve as a pre-24h shakedown of the brand new Vantage GT8R performance upgrade, which provides this racing Vantage with more power, more downforce and a reduction in weight.
“I’m very happy to be joining the Garage 59 team this weekend,” said Turner. “The last time I raced at the Nordschleife was in last year’s 24-hour race in the Vantage GT4 so I can’t wait to get out there and try the GT8R package, which will be a big step forward in terms of outright pace. The Nordschleife is a magical place and there is always a real sense of excitement when you head to Germany to race there. No doubt we will be in for mixed conditions but that will just help us to prepare for the 24-hour race next month.”
Round 5 of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will begin on Saturday 29th August at 12:00hrs CET.