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Kris Simton
Simton
Nationality 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png British
Born 25 November 1994 (Aged 25)

North Yorkshire (England)

British Touring Car Championship Career
Debut Season 1991
Current Team Alfa Corse
Car No. 55
Former Team Tech-Speed Motorsport, Vauxhall, Toyota
Starts 94
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 1
Best Finish 4th in 1991
VW Vento Cup Career
Debut Season 1992
Current Team
Car No. 55
Starts 10
Wins 0
Fastest Laps 0
Best Finish 6th in 1992

Kris Simton (born 25 November 1994) is a British racing driver who races in the British Touring Car Championship for Alfa Corse.

Early LifeEdit

Simton was born on 25 November 1994 in North Yorkshire, England.

Touring CarsEdit

British Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

1991 Kris Simton

Simton driving for the Techspeed team in 1991

Simton was signed up to the Tech-Speed Motorsport team alongside the American David Todaro for the 1991 British Touring Car Championship. Results were very good for Simton including a win at Castle Combe (which he achieved on his 25th birthday, currently making Simton the only driver in STSR history to win on their birth date.) as well as four other podium finishes and ten Independent championship class wins. Despite these results, Simton was beaten to the Independent drivers title by Mike Bell, perhaps oweing to the fact Simton had missed the the 4th Round at Brands Hatch. However, his results helped the team win the Independent Teams title.

Simton left the Tech-Speed team at the end of the 1991 and Vauxhall Sport were impressed with his 4th place finish in the Overall Drivers championship and paired him with Italian BTCC race winner Lorenzo Turri who had joined from the departed Misubishi team. Simton would earn 3 podium finishes throughout the year, but couldn't match his team mates results and finished the season in 7th, but he managed to help Vauxhall win the Teams Championship.

For 1993, Simton joined Toyota to race the brand new Carina E ran by TOM's. Simton and Toyota got off to a great start with an impressive 2nd at the opening round at Silverstone. However, as the season progressed, Simton became unimpressed with the development of the new Carina and despite podiums at Oulton Park and Pembrey, the Carina fell down the performance pecking order. At the end of 1993, Simton finished 5th in the championship and despite an offer from Toyota to drive in 1994, he chose to team up with former teammate, Turri, at Alfa Corse.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded just for first race) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 DC Pts
1991 Auto Trader Techspeed Team BMW M3 THR
1
9
THR
2
8
THR
3
8
SIL
1
3
SIL
2
4
SIL
3
6
DON
1
4
DON
2
6
BRH
1
BRH
2
OUL
1
5
OUL
2
5
OUL
3
8
BIR
1
4
BIR
2
6
KNO
1
10
KNO
2
5
KNO
3
6
CAS
1
6
CAS
2
1
CAS
3
2
SIL
1
6
SIL
2
4
DON
1
9
DON
2
9
DON
3
3
THR
1
3
THR
2
4
BRH
1
4
BRH
2
4
BRH
3
6
4th 389
1992 Vauxhall Sport Vauxhal Cavalier GSi SIL
1
7
SIL
2
11
SIL
3
3
THR
1
5
THR
2
6
OUL
1
7
OUL
2
RET
OUL
3
RET
SNE
1
7
SNE
2
6
CAS
1
2
CAS
2
2
CAS
3
4
BRH
1
8
BRH
2
7
DON
1
6
DON
2
RET
DON
3
4
KNO
1
5
KNO
2
5
KNO
3
6
BRH
1
RET
BRH
2
6
BRH
3
C
SIL
1
5
SIL
2
RET
SIL
3
RET
7th 220
1993 Team Securicor Toyota Toyota Carina E SIL
1
4
SIL
2
5
SIL
3
2
DON
1
5
DON
2
4
SNE
1
RET
SNE
2
6
SNE
3
4
OUL
1
7
OUL
2
3
OUL
3
5
BRH
1
5
BRH
2
5
BRH
3
5
PEM
1
5
PEM
2
3
PEM
3
5
KNO
1
5
KNO
2
5
BRH
1
RET
BRH
1
8
BRH
2
4
BRH
3
6
THR
1
6
THR
2
6
SIL
1
10
SIL
2
6
SIL
3
6
5th 285
1994 Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 TS THR
1
8
THR
2
4
THR
3
4
BRH
1
4
BRH
2
4
BRH
3
8
CAS
1
C
CAS
2
C
CAS
3
C
SIL
1
7
SIL
2
RET
SNE
1
6
SNE
2
6
SNE
3
7
OUL
1
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
5th* 102*

Complete VW Vento Cup resultsEdit

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points Position
1992 SIL
9
THR
9
OUL
6
SNE
10
CAS
3
BRH
6
SPA
8
KNO
5
BRH
6
SIL
9
23 6th

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1991 British Touring Car Championship Auto Trader Techspeed Team 29 1 0 1 4 389 4th
Touring Car World Cup Vauxhall Sport 2 0 0 0 0 32 6th
1992 British Touring Car Championship Vauxhall Sport 26 0 0 0 3 220 7th
Touring Car World Cup 2 0 0 0 0 20 5th
VW Vento Cup 10 0 0 0 1 23 6th
1993 British Touring Car Championship Team Securicor Toyota 28 0 0 0 3 285 5th
Touring Car World Cup Graff Racing 2 0 0 0 0 25 7th
1994 British Touring Car Championship Alfa Corse 11 0 0 0 0 102* 5th*
Touring Car World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0th
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