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Aron Smith

Biography

The younger brother of former VX Racing BTCC ace Gavin Smith, Árón Smith began his car racing career in the Renault UK Clio Cup in 2007, off the back of a three-year stint in karting. Three seasons yielded a best championship finish of fourth place in 2009, a victory at Donington Park and two further podiums – as well as the 2008 Renault Clio Winter Cup laurels.

A switch to the Clio Cup Italia in 2010 saw Smith snare a brace of triumphs and fourth position in the title chase, before a return to the UK series the following year resulted in a championship challenge and second spot in the final classification.

The Irishman picked up a point during a one-off BTCC appearance for Triple Eight Race Engineering at Knockhill that same season, a precursor to joining the championship full-time in 2012 with Motorbase Performance, clinching his maiden victory in the Brands Hatch finale and winding up inside the top ten in the drivers’ points both that year and the next.

More success followed for Smith in 2014 as he made the switch to a Team BMR Volkswagen CC, with two wins behind the wheel. A further six podiums and 11th in the championship in 2015 will springboard Árón into a third season in the CC for 2016 with new entrant Team BKR.

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 10th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 3rd
Race 3 8th
Donington Park Qualifying 7th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 3rd
Race 3 15th
Thruxton Qualifying 9th
Race 1 20th
Race 2 18th
Race 3 DNF
Oulton Park Qualifying 9th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 17th
Race 3 11th
Croft Qualifying 14th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 11th
Race 3 8th
Snetterton Qualifying 7th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 NC
Race 3 17th
Knockhill Qualifying 23rd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 18th
Rockingham Qualifying 21st
Race 1 15th
Race 2 7th
Race 3 1st
Silverstone Qualifying 9th
Race 1 6th
Race 2 24th
Race 3 DNF
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 23rd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 14th

Driver Info

Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 19 November 1989
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Lives: Dublin, Ireland
Team: BKR
Car: Volkswagen CC

BTCC Debut: Knockhill, 4 September 2011

BTCC Races: 150
BTCC Wins: 4
BTCC Podiums: 18
BTCC Poles: 1
BTCC Fastest Laps: 3

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