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Kenneth Acheson

Kenny Acheson, Donington, 1981. Copyright Stuart Dent, 2010. Used with permission.

Kenny Acheson, Donington, 1981. Copyright Stuart Dent, 2010. Used with permission.

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Born:

27 Nov 1957
Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

3 (1983-1985)

F2 starts:

29 (1981-1983)

F3000 starts:

1 (1986)

Kenneth became a hugely successful sportscar driver, finishing on the Le Mans podium three times, amongst other notable results. His last role in the discipline was with the Newcastle Lister squad, until a huge crash at Daytona in 1996, in which he suffered injuries, saw him announce his retirement from driving swiftly afterwards. Now lives in Bradford-upon-Avon, where he runs a successful toiletries company with his wife, Fiona, who Kenneth met, when she was working in the press office at Donington Park and he was recovering from a serious injury in a F2 race at Pau, which in truth, probably changed his single-seater career adversely due to the lost momentum.

Biography last updated 6 Jul 2014