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TURKINGTON TAKES 60TH BTCC WIN

COLIN TURKINGTON CELEBRATED AN EMOTIONAL VICTORY TO TAKE TITLE FIGHT TO THE FINALE

  • Colin Turkington claimed his 60th BTCC career win on Sunday (10th October) with an emotional race 3 victory at Donington Park.
  • The milestone win was enough to launch Colin to second position in the standings with just one event remaining.
  • The four-time champion will go to the BTCC season finale for the 9th consecutive year with a chance at winning the overall crown.
  • Team BMW recorded another win off the track, launching a fantastic initiative to reduce single use plastic bottles in the BTCC.

COLIN TURKINGTON

HOW DO YOU SUMMARISE THAT ONE COLIN? FROM SPIN TO WIN?

There were big swings in points here at Donington and the main job was to come out at the end of the day with a chance – and we have a chance. It was a typical rollercoaster of a day for me, but all was good in the end. It’s difficult to say for certain, but I reckon I’ve scored more points than I would have done without the drama of race 2! Everything happens for a reason.

Colin looked rapid over the three races at Donington Park

WOULD YOU CHANGE ANYTHING FROM THAT DAY?

I have to keep pushing and fighting for every point and looking back I wouldn’t do anything differently – there was just something that threw the car on landing from the kerb. It’s still difficult to understand the hows and whys but I’m just thankful I quickly recovered and finished in the reverse grid draw.

At the time it’s hard to accept because I’d worked so hard in that race and felt I wasn’t getting the reward but the reward came with the race 3 draw. It was another lesson to keep my chin up and keep believing that my dedication and hard work will be rewarded in the end. Having a good team of people around you is never more important that on days like this.

John Waterman – Colin’s engineer

IT WAS CLEAR TO SEE YOU WERE EMOTIONAL WITH THAT WIN. 60 BTCC CAREER WINS IS A VERY IMPRESSIVE FEAT.

The emotion of winning never gets any less and when you get to this stage in the season it all means so much more as the pressure is on. I really felt that win, and it has come as a huge boost for us going to the finale.

The BMW 3 Series has been the car to beat in the past around the GP circuit

SO WHAT’S IN YOUR HEAD NOW, HOW DO YOU APPROACH THE FINALE?

The points gap is 32, which does rely on Ash having some bad luck, but as we all know in the BTCC – anything can happen! Saying that, all credit to Ash, he has been superb all year and has kept scoring good points – but we are hot on his heels!

I’m on the attack, have nothing to lose and will be going there fired up to give it everything.

It’s an exciting prospect for me, as I’m always the one being chased. I plan to go and enjoy it; the 3 Series is one of the best cars I’ve driven around the GP circuit; and will drive as hard and fast as I can!

Colin described the win as ’emotional’ despite it being his 60th in the series

RESULTS

Qualifying – P6

Race 1 – P5

Race 2 – P11 + fastest lap

Race 3 – P1 + fastest lap

CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION – P2

Colin is fired up to fight tooth and nail for the 2021 BTCC crown

WATCH IT BACK!

Watch back all the race day action on the ITV hub

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SEE THE SIGHTS

Have a look behind the scenes with Colin and the team in the Donington Park photo gallery.

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TEAM BMW GO PLASTIC FREE WITH SAP

Team BMW and West Surrey Racing launched a fantastic partnership with SAP Business By Design to ditch single use plastic bottles at Donington Park.

Every member of the team will be issued with a reusable personalised bottle thanks to long-time Colin Turkington partner SAP Business by Design.

Bottles will be given to all team members including drivers, technicians, logistics, catering and promotional staff from now on in a bid to eliminate the reliance on single-use plastic bottles.

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SEASON FINALE

It’s less than two weeks to go until the 2021 season comes to its climax at Brands Hatch on October 23rd and 24th.

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TURKINGTON TAKES 60TH BTCC WIN

TURKINGTON TAKES 60TH BTCC WIN

COLIN TURKINGTON CELEBRATED AN EMOTIONAL VICTORY TO TAKE TITLE FIGHT TO THE FINALE Colin Turkington claimed his 60th BTCC career win on Sunday (10th October) with an emotional race 3 victory at Donington Park. The milestone win was enough to launch Colin to second position in the standings with just one event remaining. The four-time […]