Drivers

2016 European Le Mans Series, Drivers Profiles


Andrew Howard

Car #99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE,, Nationality British, Age 52, Residence North Dean, Bucks, Profession Managing Director, Marital Status Married, Hobbies Racing, rugby, walks in the country, Favourite Track Snetterton.

Twitter @BeechdeanAH, Website www.beechdean.co.uk

To Date: 2015: BGT Champion (3 wins, 3 podiums), 2015: Aston Martin Le Mans Festival, Winner (GTE), 2015: Blancpain Gentleman Driver of the Year, 2015: Britcar 24 Hours of Silverstone, Winner, 2014: BGT GT3 Championship, 5th (1 win, 3 podiums), 2013: BGT Champion (1 win, 4 podiums), 2013: Completed Spa 24 race in PRO/AM Class, 2012: BGT Championship, 8th (1 win, 2 podiums), 2011: BGT Championship, 5th, (2 wins, 4 podiums).


Darren Turner

Car #99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE, Nationality British, Born 13/04/1974, Age 42, Residence Camberley, Surrey, Profession Racing Driver, Marital Status Married, Hobbies Cycling, Favourite Track Dijon-Prenois, France

Twitter @DarrenTurner007 Website www.darrenturner.net

Career To Date: 2015: FIA WEC GTE, 10th (AMR, Pro Class) (1 podium), 2014: FIA WEC GTE, 5th (AMR, Pro Class) (2 wins, 4 podiums), 2014: Nurburgring 24 hours, 5th (AMR), 2013: FIA WEC GTE, 3rd (AMR, Pro/AM Class) (3 wins, 5 podiums), 2012: FIA WEC GTE, 2nd (AMR, Pro/AM Class) (1 win, 7 podiums), 2011: FIA GT1 World Championship, 2nd (AMR) (1 win, 7 podiums), 2010: FIA GT1 World Championship, 4th (AMR) (2 wins, 5 podiums), 2008: BTCC, 8th (Seat Sport UK) (2 wins, 6 podiums), 2008: Le Mans 24 hour, 1st (AMR, GT1 category), 2007: BTCC, 6th (Seat Sport UK) (3 wins, 7 podiums), 2007: Le Mans 24 hour, 1st (AMR, GT1 category), 2006: Le Mans 24 hour, 2nd (AMR, GT1 category), 2005: Sebring 12 hour, 1st (AMR, GT1 category).


Alex MacDowell Driver ProfileAlex MacDowall

Car #99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE, Nationality British, Born 22/01/1991, Age 25, Residence Carlisle, Cumbria, Profession Racing Driver, Marital Status Single, Hobbies Cycling, Favourite Track Bathurst, Australia

Twitter @alex_macdowall

Career To Date: 2015: Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 hours, 3rd, 2015: FIA WEC GTE, 7th (AMR, Pro/AM Class) (1 win), 2014: FIA WEC GTE, 12th (AMR, Pro/AM Class) (1 podium), 2013: FIA WTCC, 2nd (Independents Trophy) (3 podiums), 2012: FIA WTCC, 5th (Independents Trophy), 2011: BTCC, 9th (Chevrolet Factory Team) (3 podiums), 2010: BTCC, 11th (Chevrolet Factory Team) (2 podiums), 2009: Renault Clio Cup, 2nd (4 wins, 12 podiums), 2008: Renault Clio Cup, 7th (1 podium), 2008: Renault Clio Cup Winter Series, 3rd (3 podiums), 2007: Renault Clio Cup Winter Series, 3rd (1 podium), 2006: T Cars Championship, 7th (1 podium)


2016 British GT Championship, Drivers Profiles

 

AHRoss Gunn

Car V8 Vantage GT4, Nationality British, Born 01/01/1997, Age 19, Residence Prestwood, Bucks, Profession Racing Driver, Marital Status Single, Hobbies Karting, squash, movies, travel, Favourite Track Silverstone GP

Twitter @rossgunnracing Website www.rossgunnmotorsport.com

Career To Date: 2015: AMR Evolution Academy, Winner, 2015: BGT GT4 Champion (2 wins, 5 podiums), 2015: Britcar 24 hours of Silverstone, Winner, 2015: BRDC Rising Star, 2014: Henry Surtees Kart Challenge, 3rd, 2013: BRDC F4 Championship, Part Season, 10th (2 wins), 2012: Rotax World Championship, 4th (Junior Max), 2012: British Kart Grand Prix GP plate, Vice Champion (Junior Max), 2012: British Super One Junior Max Champion (5 wins, 5 poles), 2011: British Super One MiniMax Champion (8 wins, 7 poles), 2011: British Kart Grand Prix GP plate Champion (MiniMax), 2011: MiniMax British Open, Vice Champion


JCJack Bartholomew

Car #407 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT4, Nationality British, Born 21/09/1998, Age 17, Residence Lewes, East, Sussex, Profession Apprentice, Marital Status Single, Hobbies Karting, cycling, swimming, Favourite Track Snetterton

Twitter @JBRacing89 Website www.jackbartholomew.co.uk

Career To Date: 2015: BRDC F4, 7th (2 podiums), 2014: Rotax World Championship, 5th (Senior Max), 2014: British Super One Senior Max, Vice Champion, 2014: British Kart Grand Prix Champion (Senior Max), 2012: Trent Valley Kart Club Champion (KF3)


Jamie ChadwickJamie Chadwick

Car #408 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT4, Nationality British, Born 20/05/1998, Age 18, Residence Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Profession Student, Marital Status Single

Twitter @JamieChadwick55
Website www.jamiechadwickracing.com

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Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood

Car #408 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT4, Nationality British

Twitter @PaulHollywood
Website www.paulhollywood.com

Career To Date: 2015: Britcar and GT Cup, Beechdean AMR with Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam (selected outings), 2015: Aston Martin Le Mans Festival, Beechdean AMR Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4

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2016 Le Mans 24 Hour, Drivers Profiles

 
2016 World Endurance Championship Le Mans 13-19th June 2016 Le Mans - France Photo: Nick Dungan / Drew Gibson Photography

Andrew Howard

Car #99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE, Nationality British, Age 52, Residence North Dean, Bucks, Profession Managing Director, Marital Status Married, Hobbies Racing, rugby, walks in the country, Favourite Track Snetterton.

Twitter @BeechdeanAH, Website www.beechdean.co.uk

Career To Date: 2015: BGT Champion (3 wins, 3 podiums), 2015: Aston Martin Le Mans Festival, Winner (GTE), 2015: Blancpain Gentleman Driver of the Year, 2015: Britcar 24 Hours of Silverstone, Winner, 2014: BGT GT3 Championship, 5th (1 win, 3 podiums), 2013: BGT Champion (1 win, 4 podiums), 2013: Completed Spa 24 race in PRO/AM Class, 2012: BGT Championship, 8th (1 win, 2 podiums), 2011: BGT Championship, 5th, (2 wins, 4 podiums).

Gary Hirsch

Car #99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE, Nationality Swiss, Born 03/04/1987, Residence Geneva, Switzerland, Profession Race Driver , Marital Status Single, Hobbies Go karting, drawing, art, Favourite Track Monaco and Spa-Francorchamps.

Twitter @gary_hirsch, Website www.garyhirsch.com

Career To Date: 2015: ELMS LMP2 Champion (Greaves Motorsport) (2 wins, 3 podiums), 2014: ELMS LMP2, 3rd (Morand racing) (1 win, 3 podiums), 2014: Le Mans 24 hour, 6th (Morand racing, LMP2 class), 2013: ELMS LMPC Champion (Team Endurance Challenge) (3 wins, 5 podiums).

Liam Griffin

Car #99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE, Nationality British, Age 43, Residence Hertfordshire Profession Vice Chairman, Marital Status Married, Hobbies Ski Instructor, golf, Favourite Track Oulton Park.

Twitter #LiamGriffin

Career To Date: 2015: BGT GT3 Championship, 4th (Motorbase Performance) (2 wins, 3 podiums), 2015: Aston Martin Le Mans Festival, Winner (GTE), 2011-2013: BTCC with Motorbase Performance Ford, 2009: Volkswagen Racing Cup GB, 5th (Addison Lee Motorsport) (3 wins, 4 podiums).