Aaron Mason (racing driver)

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Aaron Mason
Nationality British
Born Doncaster, Yorkshire (England)
2014 Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain
Debut season 2009
Current team AWM/Warranty Direct
Car no. 8
Wins 15
Best champ.
finish
1st in 2013
Finished last season 1st
Previous series
2013 BTCC
Championship titles
2013 Volkswagen Racing Cup GB

Aaron Mason is a British racing driver currently competing in the Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain as of 2013. Although he has spent most of his career in the series, he entered one round of the British Touring Car Championship in 2013, replacing James Kaye of AmDTuning.com at Oulton Park.

Career[edit]

In 2009, Mason, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire,[1] entered the Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain, driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk V for AWM Motorsport; he finished on the podium once out of his 13 races, and was classified third in the championship.[2] He remained in the series for 2010, but slipped to fifth place, despite winning three races, and taking a further podium.[2] He remained in the series for 2011 and 2012, finishing third both years, with four victories.[2] He entered the series again in 2013, driving a Volkswagen Scirocco R, and took four victories early in the season; his total tally of 15 made him the most successful driver in the history of the series.[3] In June 2013, it was announced that Mason would be driving for AmDTuning.com in the Oulton Park round of the British Touring Car Championship, as regular driver James Kaye had business commitments that prevented him from competing in the event.[3][4] He took third place in the Jack Sears Trophy in the first race (21st overall), but overrevved the engine in the second, and was unable to race in the final round of the day.[5] Shaun Hollamby, the team boss of AmDTuning.com, praised his performance, stating "He did a brilliant job when you consider he was thrown in at the deep end and there was a lot for him to get used to in a short amount of time."[5] Following the race, he returned to the VW Racing Cup.[6] Following this event, he returned to the VW Cup, and took the title in the final round, with his fifth victory of the season.[7]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

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 Pos Pts
2013 AmD Tuning.com Volkswagen Golf GTI BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1

21
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

DNS
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
39th 0

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Hossack Motorsport (9 August 2012). "Doncaster’s Aaron Mason fourth in Volkswagen Cup after Snetterton". Selby Times. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Aaron Mason career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Gallagher, Ian (5 June 2013). "VW Cup leader Aaron Mason in for Kaye at AmD Tuning". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Turner, Kevin (6 June 2013). "AmD gives VW racer Aaron Mason British Touring Car debut". Autosport. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Ashby, Chris (12 June 2013). "Positive Debut for Mason". BTCC Crazy. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mason leads Volkswagen Racing Cup challengers to Snetterton". Volkswagen Racing Cup. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Aaron Mason Claims Championship Title and his Fifth Race Win of the Season". Volkswagen Racing Cup. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2014.