Familiar BTCC faces at Silverstone Classic
Reigning champion Colin Turkington is amongst a number of BTCC drivers that will be competing at the Silverstone Classic this coming weekend, with the BMW driver 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.
“The Silverstone Classic is one of my favourite events in the calendar outside of the BTCC,” said Turkington. “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!”
Other familiar faces from BTCC include TradePriceCars.com’s Jake Hill, Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan and Team Toyota GB with Ginsters’ Tom Ingram, with both Hill and Ingram taking part in the Pre 66 GT race and Pre 66 Touring Car Event.
“We have had class wins and overall podiums in the Lotus 26R at both events so far this year, and a pole and an overall win in the 65 Mustang,” said Hill. “I love Silverstone so hopefully we can continue our success!”
The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship will resume at Snetterton on 3/4 August.