Triple Le Mans class winner Darren Turner will join The Heart of Racing’s GTD line-up for the upcoming six-hour enduro at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Turner will partner team regulars Ian James and Roman de Angelis behind the wheel of the #23 Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
The six-hour race was moved to Road Atlanta from Watkins Glen International after travel restrictions made it impossible to hold the race in the state of New York.
Turner has previous success at the Venue, as he won Petit Le Mans in the GT1 class in 2006, racing the Aston Martin DBR9.
The Briton recently stepped down from Aston Martin Racing’s GTE Am line-up in the FIA World Endurance Championship to focus on development of the marque’s Valkyrie hypercar.
“It’s exciting to be joining The Heart of Racing near the beginning of their journey with Aston Martin”, said Turner. “The team has shown great potential so far in their first season with the Vantage GT3 and I’m looking forward to working with them to extract the potential from the car.
I love racing in America and Road Atlanta is a fantastic venue, where I’ve always had success. Let’s hope there is some more around the corner!”
“It will be a great opportunity for us to have Darren with us for the 6-hour race”, added Ian James. “His skills behind the wheel and knowledge of the car will be extremely beneficial in aiding our continued progress with setup and speed, and what we hope will be a great result.”