Turkington tops Dunlop #ForeverForward standings

Colin Turkington tops the Dunlop #ForeverForward standings after an action-packed season-opening Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship weekend at Brands Hatch Indy.

#ForeverForward rewards drivers who show their determination to fight back from adversity to gain the most places over the course of the season. Turkington picked up a staggering 29 places with his back-of-the-pack to top ten fightback in race two mirrored by Neal’s equally impressive efforts in the same encounter – netting the latter a 26 place gain. Rob Austin, meanwhile made up 18 spots on his battle back in race three.

Fans across Dunlop’s social media pages had the opportunity to vote for their pick of the passes, with Jack Goff’s double manoeuvre on Rob Austin and Jeff Smith in race one, and Collard’s overtake on Ingram in race two tied as fans’ choice.

Tony Ward, Brand Manager for Dunlop, said: “We decided to open up a vote across Dunlop’s social media to see what the fans thought was the weekend’s best pass. As ever, there were some fantastic edge-of-the-seat moments to choose from.

“It was clear that Turkington and Neal would be at the forefront thanks to their recoveries in race two. Colin’s drive to an eventual second in the final race of the day, even challenging for the win, jumping 29 places across the second and third races was something to behold. Matt was close behind, managing fourth in the final race, and we saw 2016’s #ForeverForward runner-up Rob Austin also prove his eye for a move. He completed a strong recovery drive in the final race, jumping 14 positions and 18 in total for the weekend.

“We love the interactivity with our fans on our social channels and voting to decide the best overtake of the weekend really creates a debate along with some passionate, opinionated comment – which is great to see.

“We are very much looking forward to the next round at Donington Park to see how the results of the #ForeverForward award will evolve.”

#ForeverForward Standings: 

DRIVER Total Places Gained at Brands Hatch
Colin Turkington 29
Matt Neal 26
Rob Austin 18
Dave Newsham 17
Jake Hill 17
Martin Depper 17
Chris Smiley 16
Rob Collard 14
Ollie Jackson 14
Josh Cook 13
Jeff Smith 12
Ash Sutton 11
Dan Lloyd 10
Mat Jackson 8
Aron Taylor-Smith 8
Luke Davenport 8
Ant Whorton Eales 7
Josh Price 7
Jack Goff 7
Will Burns 7
Andrew Jordan 7
Jason Plato 6
Michael Epps 5
Aiden Moffat 5
James Cole 5
Tom Chilton 3
Senna Proctor 3
Adam Morgan 3
Gordon Shedden 3
Stephen Jelley 1
Tom Ingram 1
Matt Simpson 0



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