We caught up with 4-time British Touring Car Champion, Colin Turkingon at this year’s Autosport International Show which took place at the Birmingham NEC last week. It was an emotional and riveting end to the BTCC season for Turkington following one of the most sensational finishes to a BTCC season in recent years.
Firstly, Turkington had resigned himself to loosing the title following an incident with Matt Neal in the 2nd race of the day at Brands Hatch, and with just two laps remaining in the final encounter of the year, Cammish came a cropper with an off to all but seal Turkington’s 4th BTCC title – a title that puts Turkington at the head of the all-time BTCC title winning stats alongside Andy Rouse.
“Obviously I am delighted to have won the championship again last year, in what was an incredible season and incredible final. I’m still trying to process it all really and coming here today and hearing everyone else’s take on it is really fun and that’s the beauty of BTCC – it creates amazing finals.
“That was probably the most emotional l have been in my life, I really felt that l had lost it. And, then with just 2 laps to go I got it back; it’s the ultimate high and the thing that keeps you coming back year on year for more,” said Turkington.
Turkington will return to the series this year with the West Surrey Racing squad flying the flag once again for Team BMW – sporting that No.1 plate on his BMW 330i M Sport. Turkington’s teammates for the 2020 season have also been revealed with Andrew Jordan retaining his seat at Team BMW with Tom Oliphant piloting the third Team BMW car on this year’s BTCC grid.
The series itself, kick offs off at Donington Park this year – instead of the traditional Brands Hatch opener – over the weekend of 28/29 March, with Knockhill 8th on the list of
venues over the weekend of 29/20 August.