Tom Kimber-Smith

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Tom Kimber-Smith
Nationality  British
Born (1984-11-01) 1 November 1984 (age 30)
Ascot, Berkshire, England
European Le Mans Series career
Debut season 2012
Current team Greaves Motorsport
Car no. 41
Starts 7
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 5th in 2012
Previous series
2006-07
2006, 08
2005
2004
2002-03
2001
2000
Le Mans Series GT2
British GT
Formula Renault UK
Formula 3 Euro Series
Formula Ford UK
Slick 50 FF Championship
T Cars
Championship titles
2003 Formula Ford UK
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2006-2007, 2011-
Teams Team LNT, Greaves Motorsport, Starworks Motorsport
Best finish 7th (2012)
Class wins 3 (2006, 2011, 2012)

Tom Kimber-Smith (born 1 November 1984 in Ascot, Berkshire) is a British race car driver.

He has enjoyed success in sportscars, winning both the Le Mans 24 Hours and Le Mans Series LMP2 class for Greaves Motorsport in 2011. He will remain with the team to defend his LMS crown in 2012, teaming-up with Alex Brundle.[1] He is set to race at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans with Starworks Motorsport who have entered in the LMP2 class, which Kimber-Smith won in 2011 with Greaves. He joins after Starworks original third driver Stéphane Sarrazin joined Toyota Racing who also saw one of their drivers, Hiroaki Ishiura, depart the team.[2]

Kimber-Smith claimed his third Le Mans class victory in four attempts, teaming with Ryan Dalziel and Enzo Potolicchio in Starworks Motorsport's HPD ARX-03b.

He is the son of Geoff Kimber-Smith, a former driver in the British Touring Car Championship.

Career[edit]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2000 T Cars 20  ?  ?  ? 10  ? 1st
2001 Slick 50 Formula Ford Championship Infocus Racing 6 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2002 British Formula Ford Panasonic Batteries Racing Team JLR 18 0 0 1 2 226 6th
Formula Ford Festival 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2003 British Formula Ford Panasonic Batteries Racing Team JLR 20 5 1 1 10 421 1st
Formula Ford Festival 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
Formula Renault UK Winter Series Team JLR 4 0 0 0 1 14 15th
2004 Formula 3 Euro Series Team Kolles 20 0 0 0 0 2 20th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 27th
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Team JLR 20 0 0 1 1 206 12th
Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands 2 0 0 0 0 15 25th
2006 British GT Championship Team LNT 11 2 5  ? 11 71 2nd
24 Hours of Le Mans - GT2 1 1 0  ? 1 N/A 1st
American Le Mans Series 1 0 0 0 0 14 35th
2007 Le Mans Series - LMGT2 Team LNT 4 0 0 0 0 5 19th
Le Mans Series - LMP2 1 0 1 0 1 8 19th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGT2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2008 2008 Rolex Sports Car Series - DP Cheever Racing 5 0 0 0 0 78 32nd
2011 Le Mans Series Greaves Motorsport 5 3 1 1 4 64 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
2012 FIA World Endurance Championship Starworks Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 21 19th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 1st
European Le Mans Series Greaves Motorsport 3 0 0 0 1 48 5th
American Le Mans Series - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Greaves Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 40 8th
European Le Mans Series - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 10 17th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
American Le Mans Series - GT CORE Autosport 5 0 0 0 1 32 17th
2014 European Le Mans Series Greaves Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 32 9th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Caterham Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
United SportsCar Championship - PC 8 Star Motorsports 4 0 0 0 1 107 16th
Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge - GS Turner Motorsport 12 0 0 0 2 243 7th

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2004 Team Kolles Dallara F302/076 Mercedes HOC
1

21
HOC
2

Ret
EST
1

7
EST
2

21
ADR
1

9
ADR
1

Ret
PAU
1

13
PAU
2

10
NOR
1

DSQ
NOR
1

21
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
NÜR
1

DSQ
NÜR
2

DSQ
ZAN
1

14
ZAN
2

Ret
BRN
1

18
BRN
2

23
HOC
1

22
HOC
2

Ret
20th 2

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2006 United Kingdom Team LNT United Kingdom Lawrence Tomlinson
United Kingdom Richard Dean
Panoz Esperante GT-LM GT2 321 15th 1st
2007 United Kingdom Team LNT United Kingdom Danny Watts
United States Tommy Milner
Panoz Esperante GT-LM GT2 60 DNF DNF
2011 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh
France Olivier Lombard
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 326 8th 1st
2012 United States Starworks Motorsport Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
HPD ARX-03b LMP2 354 7th 1st
2013 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport United States Alexander Rossi
United States Eric Lux
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 307 23rd 10th
2014 Malaysia Caterham Racing United States Chris Dyson
United States Matt McMurry
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 329 25th 11th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weeks, James (16 December 2011). "Kimber-Smith sticks with Greaves but loses Le Mans berth". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "LE MANS: Kimber-Smith Replaces Sarrazin At Starworks For LM24". speedtv.com (Speed). Retrieved 26 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tom Boardman
T Cars Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Ben Reeves
Preceded by
Westley Barber
British Formula Ford
Champion

2003
Succeeded by
Valle Mäkelä
Preceded by
Thomas Erdos
Mike Newton
Le Mans Series LMP2 Champion
2011 with:
Karim Ojjeh
Succeeded by
Mathias Beche
Pierre Thiriet
European Le mans Series