Kelvin Burt

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Kelvin Burt (born 7 September 1967 in Birmingham) is a British auto racing driver. After attending the Jim Russell Racing Drivers' School in 1987 he turned to Formula Ford racing, battling hard against David Coulthard for the championship. He won his class in a British Touring Car Championship round at Oulton Park, before spending 1991 winning the Formula Vauxhall Lotus series, and being voted Autosport Club Driver of the Year. He moved up to British F3 in 1992, winning the title with Paul Stewart Racing in 1993 with 9 wins, a record for a British driver.

He did some Porsche Supercup races in 1994, becoming the only Brit to win a race in that form of the series. He also became the test driver for the Jordan Grand Prix Formula One team midseason,[1] and the Jordan team put a contract option to consider having him race in F1. However, while that did not come to light, he did surface again as a test driver for Arrows in 1996.[2]

For 1995 he had his first full BTCC season, replacing the retiring Andy Rouse in Rouse's Ford team. He took 8th overall, only 2 places behind experienced team-mate Paul Radisich. He then spent 2 years with Tom Walkinshaw's Volvo team, winning a further race. He briefly returned to the BTCC in the Production Class for GA Motorsport in 2002, winning both races he started. He also did two meetings for GA (then racing as Team Sureterm) in the main class in 2004, scoring 11 points, more than all their other drivers bar Carl Breeze put together.

For 1998 he went to Japan, racing successfully in both Touring Cars and GTs, coming 5th overall in the Touring Car series. He raced in Sweden in 2000 before dominating the British GT series' GTO Class in 2001, taking 8 wins for Parr Motorsport in a Porsche. He was ASCAR runner-up in 2002. In 2003 he raced in the FIA GT Championship for Team Maranello in a Ferrari, taking two third places. In 2006 he did the Porsche Supercup race at Silverstone,[2] but focused on the lower-level Porsche Cup,[3] whilst forging a punditry career as co-commentator to Martin Haven for British F3. He gained wider attention for a huge crash he has during the Porsche Carrera Cup race at Thruxton, in which his car barrel-rolled after contact with James Sutton and cleared a fence. Burt was not badly hurt, although a marshal was treated for shock. As the Carrera race was part of the BTCC meeting at the track, footage was screened by ITV in their coverage of the series.

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – 1996–2002 all races, 2004 just for first race, 1990 and 2002 in class) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – 1990, 2002 and 2004 all races, 1990 and 2002 in class) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded all races – in 2004 only)

Year Team Car Class 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 Overall
Pos
Pts Class
Pos
1990 BMW Team Finance BMW M3 B OUL
5
DON
Ret‡
THR SIL OUL SIL BRH
5‡
SNE BRH BIR DON THR SIL
12
19th 26 12th
1994 Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo Ghia THR BRH
1
BRH
2
SNE SIL
1
SIL
2
OUL DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL
1

14
SIL
2

11
DON
1
DON
2
27th 0
1995 Valvoline Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo Ghia DON
1

Ret
DON
2

13
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

4
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

3
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

7
OUL
1

DNS
OUL
2

6
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

14
DON
1

9
DON
2

3
SIL
5
KNO
1

3
KNO
2

Ret
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

11
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

12
OUL
1

10
OUL
2

7
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

Ret
8th 117
1996 Volvo 850 Racing Volvo 850 20v DON
1

4
DON
2

5
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
THR
1

DSQ
THR
2

13
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

Ret
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

DNS
SNE
1
SNE
2
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

6
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

8
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

10
OUL
1

8
OUL
2

8
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

17
DON
1

9
DON
2

12
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

7
11th 66
1997 Volvo S40 Racing Volvo S40 DON
1

3
DON
2

9
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

Ret
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

13
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

8
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

Ret
DON
1

8
DON
2

Ret
CRO
1

12
CRO
2

12
KNO
1

8
KNO
2

4
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

8
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

16
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

6
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

8
10th 60
2002 Gary Ayles Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 P BRH
1
BRH
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
THR
1
THR
2
SIL
1

15
SIL
2

14
MON
1
MON
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
DON
1
DON
2
NC 0†
2004 Team Sureterm GA Motorsports Vauxhall Astra Coupé THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

4*
SIL
3

Ret
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

Ret
MON
1
MON
2
MON
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
16th 11

† Not eligible for points

‡ Endurance driver – not eligible for points

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2003 United Kingdom Veloqx Prodrive Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GTS 176 DNF DNF

Partial Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 2 points awarded 2008 onwards in all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2006 MRS-PC Service Team PZM Porsche 997 GT3 BHR ITA1 GER1 ESP MON GBR
23†
USA1
2
USA2
6
FRA GER2 HUN ITA2 NC‡ 0‡

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

‡ — Guest driver – Not eligible for points.

Complete Japanese Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Pts
1998 Toyota Team TOM's Toyota Chaser FUJ
1

6
FUJ
2

4
MOT
5
SUG
1

4
SUG
2

1
SUZ
1

Ret
SUZ
2

Ret
MIN
1

9
MIN
2

4
AID
2
FUJ
Ret
5th 86

Complete Swedish Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2000 Volvo S40 Racing Team Sweden Volvo S40 KAR
1
KAR
2
KNU
1
KNU
2
MAN
1
MAN
2
FAL
1
FAL
2
AND
1
AND
2
ARC
1
ARC
2
KAR
1
KAR
2
MAN
1

10
MAN
2

Ret
22nd 1

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Germany results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2006 MRS PC-Service Team PZM Porsche 997 GT3 HOC LAU OSC NOR
Ret
NÜR
9
ZAN
10
CAT
8
BUG
6
HOC 12th 38

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded 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 Pos Pts
2007 QM Engineering Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1
BRH
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
THR
1

5
THR
2

Ret
CRO
1
CRO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
DON
1
DON
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
THR
1
THR
2
17th 12

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Warren Hughes
Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

1991
Succeeded by
Oliver Gavin
Preceded by
Tim Harvey
Autosport
National Racing Driver of the Year

1993
Succeeded by
Gabriele Tarquini
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gil de Ferran
British Formula Three
Champion

1993
Succeeded by
Jan Magnussen
Preceded by
Joachim Winkelhock
Guia Race winner
1995
Succeeded by
Frank Biela