Kieran Gallagher

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Kieran Gallagher
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 (age 25)
Edinburgh, Scotland
BTCC career
Debut season 2013
Current team RCIB Insurance Racing
Car no. 23
Starts 14
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 28th in 2013
Previous series
2012–2014
2014
Volkswagen Racing Cup
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain

Kieran James Gallagher (born 10 March 1990) is a British racing driver who is currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship for Team HARD. In 2013, Gallagher competed in the British Touring Car Championship for the first time at Knockhill, driving for Team HARD in a Vauxhall Insignia NGTC. After a season back in the Volkswagen Racing Cup with Team HARD, he remained with the team for their return to the BTCC in 2015

Career[edit]

Gallagher gained his racing license in 2012,[1] and entered the Scottish Legends Cars Championship in June of that year.[2] In 2013, he remained in the series, but joined Burnett Motorsport.[2] In August of that year, Team HARD entered Gallagher in the Knockhill round of the British Touring Car Championship, driving one of the team's Vauxhall Insignia NGTC cars.[3] He stated that his aim was to achieve a top-18 finish.[4] He finished 22nd in race one, 20th in race two, and took 13th in the final race of the weekend.[5] He remained with Team HARD for their 2014 Volkswagen Racing Cup campaign.[6] He also drove for Parr Motorsport in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain that year.[7]

In 2015, when Team HARD returned to the BTCC with a Toyota Avensis, they selected Gallagher as their driver.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Gallagher has two older brothers, and works as a Hydrographic Surveyor.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship 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) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one 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 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts
2013 RCIB Insurance Racing Vauxhall Insignia BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1

22
KNO
2

20
KNO
3

13
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
28th 3
2015 RCIB Insurance Racing Toyota Avensis BRH
1

24
BRH
2

22
BRH
3

20
DON
1

21
DON
2

20
DON
3

18
THR
1

24
THR
2

15
THR
3

18
OUL
1

DNS
OUL
2

26
OUL
3

NC
CRO
1

DNS
CRO
2

DNS
CRO
3

DNS
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

24th* 1*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kieran Gallagher to make BTCC debut at Knockhill". TouringCarTimes. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kieran Gallagher". Burnett Motorsport. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Turner, Kevin (6 August 2013). "Team Hard to give Kieran Gallagher his BTCC debut at Knockhill". Autosport.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Mason, Dan (8 August 2013). "Q&A With BTCC's New Boy Kieran Gallagher". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "2013 Drivers - Kieran Gallagher". Team-HARD. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. ^ McGill, Jim (15 January 2014). "Gallagher commits to Team Hard". Scotcars. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Gallagher signs with Parr Motorsport for Carrera Cup GB". racecar. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Gallagher, Ian (6 February 2015). "Kieran Gallagher to drive for Tony Gilham Racing in 2015". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 28 February 2015.