LEAN AND KEEN
TURKINGTON EAGER TO CAPITALISE ON HIS CHAMPOINSHIP POSITION AS THE SERIES HEADS NORTH
- The 7th event in the 2021 BTCC calendar takes place this weekend at Croft as the North Yorkshire circuit gets set to host rounds 19, 20 and 21.
- Hot off the podium last time out, Colin Turkington currently sits 5th in the standings and will head North carrying 39kgs of success ballast.
- The Team BMW driver has enjoyed some historic moments around the 2.13 mile circuit in the past, and is fired up to add to that success.
- The option SOFT tyre will make a return this Sunday, most likely adding to the excitement of race day performances.
- Follow all the action LIVE from Croft on ITV4 from 11:35am.
- Colin reveals his battles with digestive health in the last of his health series.
WE DON’T EVEN NEED TO SAY IT COLIN, DO WE? JUST HOW MUCH DOES CROFT PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE?
It’s no secret that Croft is my favourite circuit on the calendar! Let’s be honest here, it takes ages to get there and there’s not much modern infrastructure at the venue but there’s just a certain je ne sais quoi for me about that place. I can’t pinpoint why I love the circuit configuration so much, but I can slip into the zone effortlessly and results tend to happen a little less laboured.
LET’S TALK SUCCESS BALLAST. JUST 11 POINTS OFF P2 BUT ONLY CARRYING 39KGS NOW. THIS IS SURELY A TERRIFYING PROSPECT FOR OTHERS!
Anyone can see how competitive the field is this season and there are easily ten or more drivers that could hammer home a strong weekend. I’m certainly not resting on my laurels but it’s an inspiring prospect.
This is my time to make strides towards the top and I’ve been doing everything in my power to ensure I prepare to the maximum.
This is another opportunity to cash in on our position in the championship and turn up the heat.
IT’S A FULL-ON SPELL FROM NOW TO THE END OF THE SEASON. IS THAT A GOOD THING FOR YOU?
So, we’ve got 4 race weekends within the next 6 weeks which is pretty intense. Silverstone is immediately after Croft . The season will be over before we know it, so I’m determined to enjoy this final stretch. Yes it’s a good thing for me because we are in the car and competing which I love, but it’s an extra challenge for the team working on the 3 series, as the turnaround is pretty tight.
Attention to detail can make or break a championship campaign at this stage, so it’s crucial we all dig deeper than ever and push hard over this busy spell. It’s been a very unusual season this year in many ways, it feels different for me but I’m fired up and excited about the opportunity to challenge for the title again. There are a lot of points up for grabs over the next 12 races and I’m feeling confident the luck will swing back in my favour. You only need 1 point over the others by the end, and we’ll be fighting hard all the way to then.
RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
SATURDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
Practice 1 – 9:30am
Practice 2 – 12:05pm
Qualifying – 2:50pm
SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
Race 1 – 12:05pm
Race 2 – 2:35pm
Race 3 – 5:05pm
WATCH QUALIFYING LIVE ONLINE
WATCH THE RACES LIVE ON ITV4
Catch all the race day action LIVE on ITV4 from 11:35am
GOODYEAR OPTION TYRE
Tyre strategies are back on the cards this weekend at Croft! The standard Goodyear MEDIUM compound tyres will be used in two of Sunday’s three races, and the SOFT performance tyre must be used in only one race.
STAY UP TO DATE LIVE FROM THE PADDOCK
Follow all the latest behind the scenes images and videos from the paddock, LIVE throughout the weekend on Colin’s social channels.
A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW
The final instalment for Colin’s 2021 health series reveals the greatest battle of his BTCC career – digestive health. Shining the spotlight on severe IBS, Colin explains his journey trying to help his digestion system whilst pushing the limits on his mental and physical performance.
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