14.09.21

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.
Colin Turkington will go to Croft with less success ballast than he has in the past

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.

Colin holds the race lap record at Croft and is one of the most successful drivers to have raced there in the BTCC

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.

Colin looks to capitalise at Croft – one of his favourite circuits on the calendar

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.

Experience will play a huge part in the final four race weekends of the 2021 season

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

It’s set to be a busy race day with the three races all taking place between 12pm and 5pm

WATCH QUALIFYING LIVE ONLINE

Click here to watch qualifying LIVE

Click here for LIVE timing for all sessions and races

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.

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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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WIN THE BTCC WEEKEND OF A LIFETIME

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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 […]