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2019
30/09

Gurney: I want to hit Top Gear!

World No.3 revved up for more Grand Prix glory


DARYL GURNEY is in the oche fast lane but still wishes he was Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.

The Northern Irishman is revved-up to add to his World Grand Prix and Players Championship majors over the coming months.

Superchin’s next big major bid is to regain his Grand Prix title he won so emphatically in Dublin two years ago.

But he’s preparing by swapping his darts for cars. He revealed: “If I wasn’t playing darts, I’d probably want to be Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear on The Grand Tour.

“But I also really enjoy tinkering with my cars. I have 16 cars in a wee shed, well maybe it’s not so wee!

“I mess about when I can with Mk 1 and Mk 2 Minis and Cavaliers and cars like that. I’m very much a petrolhead. I’m a plumber by trade but if it wasn’t for darts, I’d want to be Clarkson!

“When we do get a break, which isn’t often, it’s great to lock myself away and work on the cars. I’ve had some new rubber from Toyo Tires since they have become partners of the PDC. 

“So I can’t wait to get them on one of my cars. I think they are the best value for money for much more performance and grip which makes handling a dream. That’s pretty awesome.”

Gurney also believes he is ready to hit form as it gets into winter and the business end of the oche campaign.

He said: “I’m playing well and giving myself good opportunities. I made it to a World Series final so that shows I am still competing at the highest level.

“There are a lot of big events coming up in the rest of the year and I hope to be lifting at least one of the big ones.

“It’s been an up and down year for me so far. But I do feel I’m in good form. I reached the finals night of the Premier League and that was an improvement. I just know I have a decent run in me.

“I’m still gutted I blew such a big lead in the semi-final of the Matchplay against Rob Cross. I won’t make that mistake next time. But it proves that I can deliver good form.”

*The double-start tournament will return to the Citywest Convention Centre from October 6-12, with tickets still available through ticketmaster.ie.

Words: Phil Lanning

Images: Taylor Lanning