Navarra: Darren Turner Sunday report

DARREN'S STAR TURN AT NAVARRA Darren Turner showed everyone how it is done at Navarra this afternoon when he put in a stunning drive from the back of the grid to hand his Young Driver AMR DBR9 over to Tomas Enge in fifth place. Tomas then ...

DARREN'S STAR TURN AT NAVARRA

Darren Turner showed everyone how it is done at Navarra this afternoon when he put in a stunning drive from the back of the grid to hand his Young Driver AMR DBR9 over to Tomas Enge in fifth place. Tomas then got stuck in and brought the car home in fourth position, sealing a top result after what has been a tough weekend.

The duo qualified fifth for the first race at Navarra but unfortunately that race ended prematurely when Tomas was forced to retire with a gearbox problem. It was a hard one to take as the Czech had had a great start and moved right up to third place, which would have set up a great finish for the No.7 Aston Martin DBR9. This result meant that Darren would have to start race two from 19th place so he was in for a busy afternoon.

"It all started to kick off in the run to turn one," he explained. "Everyone was tripping over each other in what is effectively a flat out corner. Turn two was even more hectic and then a few more cars went off at turn three. I stayed on the inside and sneaked through all the carnage and settled into it through turns four and five. It all kicked off again just before the back straight and I managed to get hit that time but I got through and finished the first lap in eighth place."

The race then finally settled into a rhythm and Darren worked on closing down the No.1 Maserati, which he passed at the last corner.

"Funnily enough I've been dreaming about overtaking into the last corner all weekend," said Darren. "I fired it down the inside and it worked a treat. I knew it would work!"

Darren's next target was the No.13 Corvette, which he passed cleanly and soon after it was time to come in and hand over to Tomas. Another great drive by the Czech saw the Aston Martin cross the line in fourth place.

"We salvaged good points from what was looking like a disastrous weekend," said Darren. "We'll have a bit of weight for Brazil now but it feels good to get this result on what was a difficult weekend for the team."

-source: darren turner

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Tomas Enge , Darren Turner