JMW Motorsport Paul Ricard test summary

JMW MOTORSPORT: DARREN TURNER TO PARTNER ROB BELL IN THE 2010 LE MANS SERIES A successful two days at the Le Mans Series official test at Paul Ricard HTTT, has been further enhanced for JMW Motorsport with the confirmation that British driver,...

JMW MOTORSPORT: DARREN TURNER TO PARTNER ROB BELL IN THE 2010 LE MANS SERIES

A successful two days at the Le Mans Series official test at Paul Ricard HTTT, has been further enhanced for JMW Motorsport with the confirmation that British driver, Darren Turner will partner Rob Bell for the 2010 LMS season. His joining the JMW Motorsport ranks comes as a welcome addition after a weekend of much speculation.

As the official GT2 Development Partner of Aston Martin, and in their first year with the Vantage GT2, JMW Motorsport welcome Darren, who certainly boasts superb Aston Martin credentials and working knowledge! Team Principal, Jim McWhirter looks forward to Darren's contribution:

"We are delighted to announce that, with the support of Aston Martin Racing, we have secured the services of Darren Turner for the full five-race LMS championship. This underlines our commitment to this championship and adds yet another strength to our very motivated team ethos" said McWhirter.

Darren has partnered Rob Bell in previous events and relishes the opportunity to team up with his fellow Brit once more:

"It's good to be teaming up with Rob again as we have won together before. I'm also looking forward to working with Dunlop who have a very competitive tyre in GT2 and have already achieved great success with JMW."

And indeed, it has been the very promising Dunlop tyre testing undertaken by JMW Motorsport at HTTT that has done the `real talking' over the last two days, as the team prepares for the season opener at Paul Ricard on 11 April.

Chief Engineer, Steve `Doc' Bunkhall reports back that this first outing for the JMW Aston Martin GT2 has been particularly promising.

"The car has run very well straight from the box. We've been able to identify solutions and areas to work on, as we look to the long term development of the car. The tyre data has been very encouraging and Dunlop have provided us with some very strong choices for this season".

-source: jmw motorsport

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Darren Turner , Rob Bell
Teams Aston Martin Racing , JMW Motorsport