Colin Turkington set to race at Donington Historic Festival 30th April – 2nd May
One of the major events on the International Historic Racing Calendar takes place next weekend at Donington Park with Turkington added to the bill.
Set to compete in two different races at the world class event; Colin will be driving a Corvette in the GT & Sports Car Cup and then getting behind the wheel of an ex DTM (Steve Soper) BMW M3 E30 in the Super Touring Car Challenge. Having dipped his toe in the Classic and Historic scene in 2014, his commitment to return has excited many.
Competing with Sam Thomas in the number 68 Corvette on Saturday’s race Turkington will take part in the 90 minute GT and Sports Car Cup. A race series for genuine Pre-1966 GTs and Pre-1963 Sports-Cars that raced in the World Endurance Championship, the series operates on a ‘invitation only’ basis, attracting entries from owners of some truly glamorous and spectacular cars.
Turkington will then hop into a BMW M3 E30 on Sunday to pilot the ex Steve Soper DTM race car from 1992 in the Super Touring Car Challenge. Set to be a sensational year for the Historic Super Touring Car Championship, the double BTCC Champion will join the impressive grid of cars and drivers in Mark Smith’s BMW ran by the Brackley based Team – Amspeed.Have a listen to the smile inducing sound of the BMW M3 E30 in this Youtube compilation of similar cars.For further information on the Donington Historic Festival please visit their website here
To get a glimpse of what the GT and Sports Car Cup glamour is like visit their website here. Find out all about the illustrious list of cars that compete in the Super Touring Car Championship here. Thrilled to join the historic racing scene, Colin is full of praise for the two cars and the two outfits that run them.
“I had a great time in 2014 when I competed at the Silverstone Classic for Sam Thomas Racing, and made a conscious decision to become more involved with the classic and historic area of motorsport. The scene is more alive than ever with some incredible cars and some fantastic people and teams. Sam Thomas and Mark Smith are two such individuals. I am so grateful that they have asked me to get behind the wheel of such exciting machines and I am counting down the days to next weekend “.Back to news