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Turner Switches to No. 95 Aston Martin; Three-Car Lineup Confirmed

Darren Turner switches to No. 95 “Dane Train” Aston Martin…

Photo: Aston Martin Racing

Photo: Aston Martin Racing

Darren Turner will make the switch to the No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE this year, joining the “Dane Train” as part of driver shakeup within the British manufacturer’s reduced two-car GTE-Pro effort in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Turner, who moves from the No. 97 entry, will team up with Danes Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen for the full-season campaign.

Fellow Aston Martin Racing factory drivers Richie Stanaway and Jonny Adam, meanwhile, have been confirmed in the No. 97 car, alongside Fernando Rees.

“I’m excited to be joining the Danes in No. 95,” Turner said. “I’ve raced against both of them so I know how fast they are.

“There is a really good feeling in the team at the moment. It will be a refreshed and reinvigorated Aston Martin Racing team that you will see at Silverstone in April.”

The 2016 season will be Turner’s 12th year with Aston Martin Racing. His loyalty to the team was rewarded last summer when he was the first driver to be signed up for the coming seasons.

As previously revealed by Sportscar365, Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda will return to the wheel of the team’s solo GTE-Am entry.

The British manufacturer has meanwhile confirmed a switch to Dunlop tires and a new partnership with Total, which marks the end of the brand’s iconic Gulf-liveried cars.

“With an extremely competitive World Endurance Championship ahead of us, I’m confident we have our strongest driver line-up to date and we can expect plenty of success throughout the season,” said AMR managing director John Gaw.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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