T-Sport to use Turner's simulator

Darren Turner will help develop drivers for British Formula 3 team T-Sport through his new racing simulator business

T-Sport to use Turner's simulator

The factory Aston Martin driver's Base Performance Simulators operation will offer simulator training to T-Sport's drivers during the 2011 season.

"We wanted to do a deal with Darren to be our simulator partner as he is a specialist supplier, committed to the programme," said T-Sport team principal Russell Eacott.

"We thought about doing it in-house but why try to do it yourself when there is a bespoke, independent company right on your doorstep?

"By using a partner for this it focuses the team to go with a plan and work through a proper programme. We like what we have seen and we think this will be a real benefit to our drivers."

Reigning British F3 National Class champion Menasheh Idafar and new T-Sport signings Yann Cunha and Bart Hylkema will make visits to Turner's simulator, which is based not far from T-Sport's base in Brackley, as part of their pre-race preparations.

"I'm really pleased to be working with T-Sport," said Turner, who has also been involved in developing simulators for F1 teams. "It's good to be working with a professional team that is engineering driven and I look forward to BPS becoming an integral part of their drivers' development and helping to maximise the team's performance.

"At BPS we place great importance on our confidential service, which means that teams like T-Sport can come along, secure in the knowledge that everything they learn here will be treated in absolute confidence."

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