BMW STAR TO RACE AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
COLIN TURKINGTON TO DRIVE A PIECE OF BMW HISTORY AT THE PRESTIGIOUS SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
Current British Touring Car Championship leader Colin Turkington has been confirmed to compete at the Silverstone Classic later this month driving a 1991 BTCC BMW E30.
Competing in the Historic Touring Car Challenge, the Team BMW driver will be strapping himself into a piece of BMW history, driving the car that accumulated the most wins in the 1991 BTCC when driven by Steve Soper. Currently prepared by Ampseed, the car is owned and regularly raced by Mark Smith.
“The Silverstone Classic is one of my favourite events in the calendar outside of the BTCC. It’s such a super festival to enjoy as a spectator and as a driver it delivers on all fronts with the massive crowds.
Getting the opportunity to drive a piece of BMW history and compete in the Touring Car event is amazing!
I’ve had a few sessions in this car before so it should be reasonably familiar, and I can’t wait to get it out on the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone. The team that look after this car is one of the best in the business, and I can look forward to this event knowing the preparation will be second to none.
I’m so fortunate to be given this BMW to push to the limits around Silverstone, and it will be a fantastic exercise ahead of the second half of the BTCC season.
The entry list for this class looks amazing and I reckon we should see some proper tin top racing!”
HISTORIC TOURING CAR CHALLENGE
Colin will be competing in the Historic Touring Car Challenge and further information on this class can be found by clicking here
Practice will take place on Thursday 25th July before Qualifying on Friday 26th at 12:07pm and a one hour feature race on Sunday 28th at 11:20am.
Colin and Team BMW return to the track tomorrow and Wednesday 17th July at Snetterton with their 2019 BTCC BMW. Taking part in the Official mid season two day tyre test, this will be the first proper opportunity to thoroughly test the new-for-2019 3 Series. Colin Turkington and Team BMW look forward to running through a detailed test programme ahead of the Snetterton event at the beginning of August.Back to news