Tim Sugden began his racing career in 1986 in the British Formula Ford Championship. When he tried in 1990 to gain a foothold in the Formula Renault Championship of Great Britain, he had already spent four seasons in Formula Ford and not made a breakthrough in single-seater racing. He changed therefore in touring car racing. In 1990 he went into the British Touring Car Championship and celebrated already in its second season's first race win.
After two successful seasons sporty little as a works driver of Toyota Sudgens career in 1995 seemed to be already over, and from 1996, he first drove only auto racing in one-make cups. New impetus was given his career when he joined in 1997 in the sports car Sports and gained went straight to GT2 title in the British GT Championship. He surpassed this success in 1998, when he was at the end of the year, securing the GT1 championship title on a McLaren F1 from the Gulf Team Davidoff. In the same year he made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, he finished a surprising fourth place overall.
Since the early 2000s Sugden is one of the most sought after sports car drivers. He drove and drives in almost all sports car racing series in the world. In addition to the 24 - hour race in Le Mans he took part in the Le Mans Series, the American Le Mans Series and the FIA GT Championship. In recent years he also played race in the U.S. Grand-Am Sports Car Series and the Asian Porsche Carrera Cup.