Colin Turkington
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Colin Turkington

1982-03-21 (age 39)


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Turkington accepts blame for Sutton BTCC Thruxton clash

Colin Turkington holds his hands up to the mistake that caused him to spin Ash Sutton out of the lead of Sunday’s opening British Touring Car Championship round at Thruxton.

Turkington sticks with WSR BMW for 2021 season

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington will remain with the West Surrey Racing-run BMW team for 2021, marking his 14th season under the WSR umbrella. 

Turkington stays at WSR BMW for 2020 BTCC season

BTCC champion Colin Turkington will again lead the WSR works BMW line-up in 2020, and has targeted establishing a new outright record of five titles.

Autosport Awards: Turkington wins National Driver prize

Colin Turkington was recognised for his record-equalling fourth British Touring Car Championship title with the National Driver of the Year prize at the Autosport Awards.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Turkington takes title, Cammish crashes out

Colin Turkington won the 2019 BTCC title in dramatic fashion from 25th on the grid after Dan Cammish crashed out with one lap remaining at Brands Hatch.

Snetterton BTCC: Turkington scores fifth win of 2019

Colin Turkington extended his BTCC points lead with victory in race two at Snetterton to make 2019 the most successful ever season for his WSR team.

Oulton Park BTCC: Turkington eases to 50th career win

Colin Turkington controlled race two at Oulton Park to become only the fourth driver to score 50 wins in the British Touring Car Championship as BMW dominated proceedings.

Oulton Park BTCC: Turkington extends point lead with Race 1 win

Colin Turkington converted pole position into his third win of the British Touring Car Championship season in the opening race at Oulton Park, despite carrying the maximum success ballast.

Oulton Park BTCC: Turkington pips Tordoff to pole by 0.027s

Colin Turkington scored his second pole position of the BTCC season at Oulton Park, beating free practice pacesetter Sam Tordoff by three hundredths of a second.

Thruxton BTCC: Jordan holds off Turkington for Race 2 victory

BMW driver Andrew Jordan eased to a second British Touring Car Championship win of the day at Thruxton, leading from lights to flag over WSR teammate Colin Turkington. 

Donington BTCC: Turkington scores back-to-back wins

Defending BTCC champion Colin Turkington earned another controlled win in the second race at Donington Park, as Matt Neal made a late rise to second.

Donington BTCC: Turkington eases to Race 1 win

Colin Turkington claimed an emphatic BTCC victory in the opening race at Donington Park, leading from lights to flag over Ashley Sutton.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Sutton tops first qualifying of 2019

Ashley Sutton secured a surprise pole position for the opening round of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship, beating former teammate Jason Plato in an incident-packed qualifying at Brands Hatch.

Turkington aims to break Rouse's BTCC title record

Reigning BTCC champion Colin Turkington is aiming to break championship records by winning the most titles in the series’ history this year.

Turkington to defend BTCC title with WSR

Colin Turkington will return to the BTCC in 2019 to defend his crown with the West Surrey Racing BMW team.

Can a champion be worthy if he only won one race? Prime

Can a champion be worthy if he only won one race?

Titles should be won by the driver who claims more victories than anyone else, so convention goes. Does the unpredictable nature of the British Touring Car Championship render that notion obsolete?

Brands Hatch BTCC: Turkington seals title, Cammish wins Race 2

Honda Civic racer Dan Cammish took his second victory of the BTCC weekend at Brands Hatch as WSR BMW man Colin Turkington claimed his third title.

Oulton Park BTCC: Turkington takes points lead with win

Colin Turkington took his maiden win of the 2018 British Touring Car Championship season at Oulton Park to leap to the head of the points table in his WSR BMW 125i M Sport.

WSR BMW keeps unchanged line-up for 2018 BTCC season

BMW-backed British Touring Car Championship team West Surrey Racing has retained an unchanged line-up of Colin Turkington, Rob Collard and Andrew Jordan for 2018.

Sutton crowned BTCC champion as Turkington retires

Team BMR Subaru driver Ash Sutton has been crowned BTCC champion after title rival Colin Turkington was forced to retire from the final race of the weekend at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Turkington wins from 15th to set up showdown

Colin Turkington produced an incredible drive to win the penultimate race of the BTCC season and keep his title hopes alive.

Croft BTCC: Turkington triumphs over Sutton in Race 2

Colin Turkington beat Ash Sutton to take his 12th career win at Croft in the second race of the BTCC meeting at the North Yorkshire venue.

Thruxton BTCC: Turkington takes BMW's 100th win in Race 3

Colin Turkington romped to his second BTCC win with a lights-to-flag triumph in the final race of the weekend at Thruxton.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Jordan fights off Turkington to head BMW 1-2

West Surrey Racing BMW driver Andrew Jordan won the final race of the British Touring Car Championship round at Brands Hatch after a scorching start.

BMW announces BTCC works return for 2017

BMW will return to the British Touring Car Championship as a fully-fledged manufacturer team this season, supporting the three-car WSR attack.

Turkington returns to WSR for 2017 BTCC campaign

Two-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington has rejoined the WSR team for the 2017 contest, and will be reunited with the BMW 125i M Sport.

Turkington coy on rumours of WSR BTCC return

Colin Turkington has remained tight-lipped on rumours that he is set for a return to West Surrey Racing for the 2017 BTCC season.

Turkington parts ways with Subaru BTCC squad

Two-time BTCC champion Colin Turkington has parted ways with the Team BMR Subaru squad.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Shedden beats Tordoff to win title

Gordon Shedden has clinched his third BTCC title in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch, with a third place finish enough for the Honda driver to beat long-time points leader Sam Tordoff to the crown.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Turkington wins again as title fight continues

Colin Turkington took a second BTCC win at Brands Hatch to close up to just 10 points behind championship leader Sam Tordoff, with four drivers entering the final race in contention for the crown.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Turkington dominates opening race of finale

Subaru driver Colin Turkington took a dominant lights-to-flag win in the first race of the final BTCC weekend at Brands Hatch, closing to within 20 points of the series lead with two races to go.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Who needs to do what for the title

The season finale for the BTCC at Brands Hatch will see five 2016 titles decided, with no fewer than eight drivers going for glory in the race for the drivers' championship.

Analysis: Is the BTCC title Tordoff's to lose?

With the BTCC season finale taking place at Brands Hatch this weekend, we assess points leader Sam Tordoff's chance of clinching a maiden title and the seven other contenders who can stop him.

Subaru team responds to ongoing BTCC engine equivalency debate

Team BMR has issued a statement in the wake of Jason Plato's criticism of the BTCC's equivalency formula, saying data presented by TOCA shows a “remarkably accurate judgement” of the power of each engine in the championship.

Collard blames Turkington for “amateurish” move after crash

Colin Turkington was one of seven drivers to receive penalties after the BTCC round at Knockhill, with the Team BMR Subaru slated by former teammate Rob Collard for an “amateurish” move early in Race 3.

Plato, Turkington at odds over Croft collision

Team BMR pair Jason Plato and Colin Turkington were left agreeing to disagree after their on-track clash during the second BTCC race of the weekend at Croft.

Oulton Park BTCC: Turkington scores first ever Subaru win

Colin Turkington eased to victory in the opening race at Oulton Park to take the first BTCC win for the newly formed Subaru Team BMR outfit, followed home by team-mate Jason Plato in third.

Subaru's Thruxton problems are solved, says Turkington

Team BMR's Colin Turkington says he's confident the issues which sidelined the team at Thruxton have been solved heading into the fourth weekend of the season at Oulton Park.

BTCC season preview: Can newcomer Subaru be the star turn?

ITV4’s lead BTCC TV commentator David Addison explains why he’s revved up over the 2016 season, which kicks off this weekend at Brands Hatch.

Opinion: Why Subaru decided to join the BTCC columnist and ITV4 BTCC lead TV commentator David Addison analyses why Subaru has left the forest stages for touring cars.

Subaru links up with Team BMR for BTCC debut

Japanese manufacturer Subaru will join the British Touring Car Championship in 2016, having secured a deal with reigning teams' champion BMR.

BTCC title permutations: Who needs to do what at Brands Hatch

With five drivers in mathematical contention for the 2015 BTCC title heading into the final round of the season, explains who needs to do what to come out on top at Brands Hatch.

BTCC title fight not over, insists Plato

Despite trailing Gordon Shedden by 23 points heading into the season finale at Brands Hatch, Jason Plato insists the BTCC title battle could still "turn on a sixpence".

Silverstone BTCC: Turkington win keeps title hopes alive

Colin Turkington kept his BTCC title hopes alive by winning the final race of the Silverstone weekend, closing in on points leader Gordon Shedden and Jason Plato in the standings.

Snetterton BTCC: Turkington dominates opening race

Reigning BTCC champion Colin Turkington converted pole position into a dominant victory in the first race of the Snetterton weekend, leading an all-Team BMR podium.

Turkington unconcerned by success ballast threat

Colin Turkington says he isn’t concerned by the prospect of having to take on board more success ballast over the course of the Snetterton BTCC weekend.

Snetterton BTCC: Turkington leads all-VW top three in qualifying

Colin Turkington took a second pole position of the BTCC season in qualifying at Snetterton, leading Team BMR Volkswagen teammates Aron Smith and Jason Plato.

Collard completes BMW clean sweep at Croft

Rob Collard made it three out of three wins for the West Surrey Racing team at Croft in the final race of the BTCC weekend, passing Gordon Shedden to seal the victory.

Tordoff cruises to second Croft win

Sam Tordoff converted pole position into a comfortable lights-to-flag win in the second BTCC race of the weekend at Croft, ahead of Jason Plato and Colin Turkington.

BMR teammates Plato and Smith lead practice at Thruxton

Team BMR’s fleet of Volkswagen CCs ended free practice for this weekend’s BTCC races at Thruxton on top, with Jason Plato and Aron Smith topping a session apiece.

BMR says it is the equal of BTCC works teams

Team BMR boss Warren Scott says his outfit can now be considered equal to any other in the BTCC after securing its first wins of the season at Donington Park.

Neal holds off Jordan to win chaotic Donington finale

Matt Neal took his second BTCC win of 2015 in the final race of the day at Donington, fending off Andrew Jordan in the closing laps after the pair emerged from a frenetic multi-car lead tussle.

Turkington dominates eventful second Donington race

A commanding drive from Colin Turkington gave Team BMR back-to-back wins in the second BTCC race at Donington, as Matt Neal and Adam Morgan completed the podium after surviving an entertaining scrap.

Plato romps to first BMR win at Donington

Jason Plato secured his first victory as a Team BMR driver in the first BTCC race at Donington in imperious fashion, taking a lead he would never lose on the opening lap.

Turkington pips Shedden and Plato to Donington pole

Reigning champion Colin Turkington took pole position for Sunday's opening BTCC race at Donington, beating Gordon Shedden and Jason Plato in a late qualifying showdown.

Plato dominates BTCC practice at Donington

Team BMR's Jason Plato showed his intent by topping both free practice sessions for the second round of the BTCC at Donington Park.

Menu: “I’ve not hung up my helmet yet!”

Two-time British Touring Car champion Alain Menu says he isn’t ready to retire from racing, after losing his seat in the series with Team BMR at the end of last season.

Neal fends off Goff for Brands finale win

Matt Neal delivered a second victory in three BTCC races for Honda's new Civic Type-R after fending off Triple Eight MG's Jack Goff in another tight finish at Brands Hatch.

Shedden pips Priaulx in Brands Hatch photo finish

Gordon Shedden gave the new Honda Civic Type-R its first BTCC victory in the second race at Brands Hatch, beating Andy Priaulx by just four hundredths of a second as Jason Plato retired from a dominant lead with a late puncture.

Collard beats Smith and Plato to win BTCC opener

West Surrey Racing's Rob Collard took the first victory of the 2015 BTCC season at Brands Hatch after holding off Team BMR drivers Aron Smith and Jason Plato in a tight three-way battle.