Aston ace Turner tries Superkarts
Works Aston Martin driver and double Le Mans class winner Darren Turner was at Donington Park last Thursday for the Superkart test day, trying out three different karts.
The initial run was in Joe Dickinson’s F125 Open Raider Vortex. He then tried the Raider Honda of Mark Vaughan as used in the MSA British Superkart Championship before sampling a Division 1 Anderson FPE.
Turner shared a busy track with many of the European Superkart championship contenders, who were in the Midlands ahead of last weekend’s Superkart race meeting (see report, page 30).
Following the final session in the twin cylinder FPE, Turner said he had thoroughly enjoyed the experience, adding: “Mega, wow that’s quick. It’s just viciously fast and more extreme than I expected.
“As the kart has no suspension I found bumps on the Donington circuit I didn’t know existed and was using muscles I didn’t know I had. My main problem was trying to get used to the gears and braking, but also understanding the grip levels and downforce available compared with racing a GT Aston Martin.”