8 star motorsports drivers Tom Kimber-Smith

Tom Kimber-Smith is a second generation British racer whose career began in 1990 in Karting.

The Briton, from Ascot, England, was first inspired to pursue a career as a professional racing driver when he witness his father and childhood hero, Geoff Kimber-Smith, piloting a Toyota Corolla GTE in the prestigious British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

He himself graduated from Karts to cars in 1999, initially winning the ‘T-Car’ saloon car championship in 2000.

Kimber-Smith has since accumulated several other high-profile accolades, including the 2003 British Formula Ford Championship, the 2011 Le Mans Series (LMS) LMP2 title and three class wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2006 (GT2), 2011 and 2012 (LMP2).

A proud member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), Kimber-Smith was initially recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in 2002 before becoming a full member of the prominent organisation in 2007.

In 2011 he was nominated as  ‘Driver of the Year’ by the Guild of Motoring Writers, joining an exclusive club of legendary names that includes Juan Manuel Fangio, Sir Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Graham Hill, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Sebastien Loeb, Michael Schumacher and Sir Jackie Stewart.