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Lorenzo Turri
Nationality 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Italian
Born 9 February 1999 (Aged 20)

Rovigo (Italy)

British Touring Car Championship Career
Debut Season 1991
Current Team Alfa Corse
Car No. 1
Former Teams Mitsubishi, Vauxhall, Ford
Starts 81
Championships 2 (1992, 1993)
Wins 43
Poles 18
Fastest Laps 43
Best Finish 1st in 1992, 1993
VW Vento Cup Career
Debut Season 1992
Current Team Tic Tac Turri
Car No. 9
Starts 10
Wins 3
Fastest Laps 6
Best Finish 3rd in 1992
Championship titles
1991-92 Touring Car World Cup
1992-93 British Touring Car Championship

Lorenzo Turri (born 9 February 1999) is an Italian racing driver who races in the British Touring Car Championship for Ford. He won the 1991 and 1992 Touring Car World Cup as well as the 1992 British Touring Car Championship driving for Vauxhall and the 1993 British Touring Car Championship champion for Ford.

Early LifeEdit

Turri was born on 9 February 1999 in Rovigo, Italy

Touring CarsEdit

British Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

Turri joined the Mitsubishi Works Team from 7th Round of the 1991 British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill. Turri made an immediate impact by winning his second ever race in the series. He would claim 3 more wins before the end of the season finishing an impressive 6th in the Overall Drivers championship when only competing in half of the races. Mitsubishi announced before the end of the season that they were leaving the championship so Turri managed to sign a deal to drive for Vauxhall Sport in 1992.

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Turri won the 1992 British Touring Car Championship , driving for the Vauxhall Sport team

In 1992, Turri raced alongside Kris Simton as the Vauxhall team aimed to be more competitive following a dissapointing 1991. Turri dominated the 1992 season winning 19 out of 27 races with the only real competition for race wins coming from Roy Cop, Mike Bell and Johannes Meles. Turri helped Vauxhall to the team's championship before announcing he was leaving for the new Ford team for 1993.
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Turri sucessfully defended the 1993 British Touring Car Championship, driving for Team Mondeo

Turri joined the new Ford team for 1993 and was joined by 1991 champion Cop, and were dubbed as the 'Dream Team' and began the season as favourites for the title. Despite Cop leaving the team mid-season, Turri and Ford became the combination to beat, clocking up a total of 26 podiums including 13 wins, 8 pole positions and 12 fastest laps. At the midway point of the season, it was a tight battle between Turri and Nissan's Bell, however Turri managed to continue his early form into the second half of the season and managing to successfully defend his championship title. After the final race of the season, Turri announced he would be leaving Ford to join Alfa Corse for the 1994 season.

Touring Car World CupEdit

In 1991, Turri became the first ever STSR Touring Car World Cup champion driving for Vauxhall Sport by winning both races at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Turri also helped Vauxhall win the Manufacturers title and Italy win the Nations.

A year later in 1992, Turri once again became World Champion driving for Vauxhall. Turri took pole and won both races as well as setting the fastest lap in each at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Australia. Thanks to Turri's maximum points haul, Vauxhall and Italy also became champions.

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 John Maguire Racing Mitsubishi Galant THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
BIR
1
BIR
2
KNO
1
2
KNO
2
1
KNO
3
2
CAS
1
2
CAS
2
3
CAS
3
4
SIL
1
3
SIL
2
1
DON
1
2
DON
2
2
DON
3
2
THR
1
6
THR
2
6
BRH
1
1
BRH
2
5
BRH
3
1
6th 282
1992 Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Cavalier GSi SIL
1
1
SIL
2
1
SIL
3
2
THR
1
1
THR
2
1
OUL
1
1
OUL
2
2
OUL
3
2
SNE
1
1
SNE
2
1
CAS
1
1
CAS
2
1
CAS
3
1
BRH
1
1
BRH
2
1
DON
1
1
DON
2
3
DON
3
1
KNO
1
3
KNO
2
2
KNO
3
2
BRH
1
1
BRH
2
1
BRH
3
C
SIL
1
1
SIL
2
1
SIL
3
1
1st 467
1993 Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo Si SIL
1
1
SIL
2
3
SIL
3
4
DON
1
2
DON
2
1
SNE
1
2
SNE
2
3
SNE
3
2
OUL
1
1
OUL
2
1
OUL
3
2
BRH
1
1
BRH
2
2
BRH
3
1
PEM
1
1
PEM
2
6
PEM
3
1
KNO
1
1
KNO
2
3
KNO
3
1
BRH
1
1
BRH
2
1
BRH
3
2
THR
1
1
THR
2
2
SIL
1
3
SIL
2
2
SIL
3
2
1st 463
1994 Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 TS THR
1
1
THR
2
2
THR
3
2
BRH
1
1
BRH
2
1
BRH
3
1
CAS
1
C
CAS
2
C
CAS
3
C
SIL
1
1
SIL
2
1
SNE
1
1
SNE
2
3
SNE
3
2
OUL
1
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
1st* 194*

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 Tic Tac Turri SIL
8
THR
1
OUL
RET
SNE
5
CAS
1
BRH
2
SPA
10
KNO
1
BRH
4
SIL
3
64 3rd

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1991 British Touring Car Championship John Maguire Racing 16 4 1 0 12 282 6th
Touring Car World Cup Vauxhall Sport 2 2 1 2 2 80 1st
1992 British Touring Car Championship Vauxhall Sport 26 19 9 23 26 467 1st
Touring Car World Cup Tamchester Team Maxted 2 2 1 2 2 80 1st
VW Vento Cup Tic Tac Turri 10 3 - 6 5 64 3rd
1993 British Touring Car Championship Team Mondeo 28 13 7 12 26 463 1st
Touring Car World Cup Alfa Corse 2 0 1 0 1 24 8th
1994 British Touring Car Championship Alfa Corse 11 7 4 9 11 194* 1st*
Touring Car World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0* 0nd*
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