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Kris Simton
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Nationality
Flag of United Kingdom.
British
Born 25 November 1994 (Aged 26)

North Yorkshire (England)

British Touring Car Championship Career
Debut Season 1991
Current Team Team Honda Sport
Car No. 25
Former Team Tech-Speed Motorsport, Vauxhall, Toyota, Alfa Romeo, Team Dynamics
Starts 201
Wins 5
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 1
Best Finish 4th in 1991 & 1996, 1st in Independents 1995
VW Vento Cup Career
Debut Season 1992
Current Team
Car No. 55
Starts 10
Wins 0
Fastest Laps 0
Best Finish 6th in 1992
Yugo Challenge Career
Debut Season 1995
Current Team Razo Autosport
Car No. 25
Starts 10
Wins 0
Fastest Laps 0
Best Finish 6th in 1995
Subaru Cup Career
Debut Season 1998
Current Team ArgoCorse
Car No. 25
Starts 1
Wins 0
Fastest Laps 0
Best Finish 7th in 1998

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

Early Life[]

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

Touring Cars[]

British Touring Car Championship[]

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 currently in BTCO 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 owing 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. It would turn out to be a move that yielded little success. While Turri would go on to clinch his 3rd straight BTCO title, Simton could only manage a best result of 2nd following Turri home at Oulton Park (Island) for the one and only Alfa Romeo 1-2 of the season. He would finish 7th in the Championship, which left him frustrated after potientially being able to take 4th in the final round at Brands Hatch (GP).These chances were ruined after a disconnect happened in the final race of the season with 3 laps to go, with Simton looking set to pick up 4th in the standings. He would help however, along with Turri, get Alfa Romeo the Manufacturer's title for 1994.

For the 1995 season, Simton went back to his Independent roots, signing for Team Dynamics. A team that last saw success in 1993, picking up both Independent titles in the hands of Simton's friend Pekka Ylitalo. Simton picked up the record of most experienced driver in 1995, with 139 starts to his name currently. So far, he has missed only 1 round of the series to date at Brands Hatch (Indy) in 1991, due to life commitments. 1995, would also see Simton clinch the pair of Independents titles (Drivers and Teams) with 2 races remaining, this being his first drivers and Team Dynamics' second teams titles, after a titanic scrap with Michael Sneath that seemed to last the entire season with both cars seemingly inseparable on the track, however the 26 year old Devonian would eventually best his northern rival by 42 points.

For the 1996 season, Simton left Team Dynamics after the team withdrew from the season citing a lack of competition in the Independent class. Instead, he took up the vacant seat left at Honda Team MSD alongside Emile Taylor. 3rd place finisher in 1995, Johannes Meles had left the team after the German had moved to Audi Sport for 1996. Simton cited that the move was made after he was impressed by the great results of Meles in 1995 with the then-new Accord, and new team-mate Taylor had shown vast improvement over the season as well. 1996 proved to be a great season for Simton as he would finish 4th in the standings matching his best efforts from 1991 and would take 3 wins at Thruxton, Knockhill, and Silverstone International after a long draught of wins since his first in 1991 at Castle Combe.

For 1997, Simton remained at Honda for a 2nd go with the Accord Mk5. He would pick up a dominant win in the second race at the first round at Donington Park, beating the main challengers for the title by 7 seconds. But would unfortunately, fail to find the same form in the other rounds of the season and would end up finishing 5th in the standings. At the final round at Silverstone International, Simton would participate in his 200th start in the series. A feat unmatched by anyone else to date. To celebrate this, his Honda team painted his Accord in a unique and special one-off Stealth Black livery forgoing his usual #25 for #200 making him the first and only driver to race with 2 different numbers in a season as well as the first and only driver to use a triple-digit number.

Motorsports career results[]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[]

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 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 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
9
OUL
2
6
OUL
3
6
DON
1
8
DON
2
7
DON
3
9
KNO
1
RET
KNO
2
9
KNO
3
6
OUL
1
6
OUL
2
2
OUL
3
7
BRH
1
6
BRH
2
6
BRH
3
RET
7th 226
1995 Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo Ghia BRH
1
11
BRH
2
10
BRH
3
8
DON
1
6
DON
2
6
DON
3
6
THR
1
9
THR
2
10
THR
3
6
SIL
1
10
SIL
2
8
SIL
3
9
OUL
1
11
OUL
2
7
OUL
3
8
SNE
1
9
SNE
2
8
SNE
3
9
KNO
1
8
KNO
2
9
KNO
3
9
OUL
1
10
OUL
2
9
OUL
3
7
SIL
1
6
SIL
2
7
SIL
3
6
BRH
1
9
BRH
2
7
BRH
3
12
8th 229
1996 Honda Team MSD Honda Accord Mk5 DON
1
8
DON
2
8
DON
3
7
BRH
1
8
BRH
2
4
BRH
3
8
THR
1
RET
THR
2
11
THR
3
1
SIL
1
5
SIL
2
6
SIL
3
8
OUL
1
5
OUL
2
9
OUL
3
C
SNE
1
4
SNE
2
6
SNE
3
2
BRH
1
6
BRH
2
6
BRH
3
3
KNO
1
6
KNO
2
1
KNO
3
8
SIL
1
5
SIL
2
1
SIL
3
9
OUL
1
4
OUL
2
6
OUL
3
5
4th 304
1997 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord Mk5 DON
1
8
DON
2
1
DON
3
11
SIL
1
4
SIL
2
9
SIL
3
2
THR
1
10
THR
2
10
THR
3
2
BRH
1
6
BRH
2
5
BRH
3
6
OUL
1
9
OUL
2
7
OUL
3
15
DON
1
3
DON
2
7
DON
3
4
CRO
1
2
CRO
2
7
CRO
3
6
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
SNE
1
5
SNE
2
RET
SNE
3
8
THR
1
8
THR
2
2
THR
3
8
BRH
1
5
BRH
2
7
BRH
3
6
SIL
1
8
SIL
2
7
SIL
3
3
5th 389
1998 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord Mk5 THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
0th* -

Complete Touring Car World Cup results[]

(Key) (results are overall/class and in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Class 1 2 Points Position
1991 Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Cavalier GSi https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Spain.svg/22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png
CAT
5
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CAT
5
32 6th
1992 Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Cavalier GSi https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg.png
BAT
4
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BAT
RET
20 5th
1993 Graff Racing Alfa Romeo 155 TS https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/03/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png
MON
11
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/03/Flag_of_Italy.svg/22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png
MON
6
25 7th
1994 Top Run Alfa Romeo 155 TS http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png
DON
4
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DON
RET
20 8th
1995 Tic Tac Turri Racing Peugeot 405 Mi16 B http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png
NOR
RET
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NOR
DNS
0 NC


Complete VW Vento Cup results[]

(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

Complete Yugo Challenge results[]

(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
1995 Razo Autosport [BIR]
10
[BRH]
2
[DON]
8
[THR]
2
[SIL]
7
[OUL]
3
[SNE]
5
[KNO]
5
[OUL]
RET
[SIL]
7
41 6th

Complete Subaru Cup results[]

(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
1998 ArgoCorse [SNE]
7
SIL
DON
BRH
OUL
DON
CRO
SNE
THR
KNO
0* 0th*

Career summary[]

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 26 0 0 0 1 226 7th
Touring Car World Cup Top Run 2 0 0 0 0 20 8th
1995 British Touring Car Championship Team Dynamics 30 0 0 0 0 229 8th
Touring Car World Cup Team Turri 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Yugo Challenge Razo Autosport 10 0 0 0 3 41 6th
1996 British Touring Car Championship Honda Team MSD 29 3 0 0 5 304 4th
1997 British Touring Car Championship Team Honda Sport 33 1 0 0 7 389 5th
1998 British Touring Car Championship Team Honda Sport 0 0 0 0 0 0 0th*
Subaru Cup ArgoCorse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0th*
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