NEW ENGINEER FOR TURKINGTON
KEVIN BERRY SWITCHES TO WTCR AFTER SIX SUCCESSFUL YEARS WITH TURKINGTON
It has been one of the most successful partnerships in British Touring Car history, but engineer Kevin Berry will not be teaming up with Colin Turkington for the 2019 season. The pair joined forces in 2013 for West Surrey Racing, heading up the new BMW 1 series, before going on to clinch the Championship the following year.
Turkington and Berry then switched to Team BMR for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, winning the independents crown in 2015. They returned to the West Surrey outfit with Team BMW for 2017 and together claimed the overall crown once again in 2018. Kevin has been pivotal in the design of the new Team BMW 3 series BTCC race car, but will not be continuing his track side engineering role for the new season.
Colin’s success and approach has been heavily influenced by Kevin’s principles of hard work and dedication and he acknowledges Kevin’s input to his own work ethic. Alongside Kevin’s engineering excellence was a strong focus on data analysis, aimed at extracting the very best performance from the driver and the car.
Kevin is a true professional whose track record speaks for itself and as he begins a new chapter in WTCR, his excellence and efforts will no doubt continue to set the standard.
It is the end of an era for the Turkington and Berry partnership, but their success story will be remembered for many years.
“It’s been a fabulous six years working with Kevin culminating in two overall championship titles.
His hard work and dedication behind the scenes has played a huge part in my
I think we clicked from day one and he quickly understood what I needed from the car to go fast. He definitely made my job easier and together we made a good team. You never want to lose a very strong and experienced engineer, but all good things must come to an end and I wish him every success in WTCR.”
2017 Championship winning engineer Dan Millard has been confirmed as Colin’s new engineer. Dan secured the BTCC crown working alongside Ashley Sutton and joins Team BMW ready to start work on the new BMW 3 series when the cars hit the track for the first time next week.
“I feel confident and motivated by Dan whose experience will be a real asset to the team. Dan is one of the youngest engineers to win the championship and his hunger and passion will bring a surge of positive energy into our project. He is very precise with his analysis and applies a methodical approach which i like. We’ve spent some time getting our heads together and he understands what I need from the car. As strange as it will be to hear a new voice on the radio, I’m looking forward to this new chapter.”Back to news