TURKINGTON: “WE WILL BOUNCE BACK FROM THE SETBACK”
After a difficult outing at Oulton Park, Team BMW’s Colin Turkington is determined to put the past behind him and move on to better times this weekend as the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship heads to Knockhill for Rounds 13, 14 & 15 of the 2021 campaign.
Catch up with the four-time champion in the Q&A below…
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS AHEAD OF KNOCKHILL?
I’m going to Knockhill with less success ballast than I can ever remember. It’s key to exploit this and take advantage of the championship position I’ve found myself in. We’ve seen before with this series how you can play your way back into contention, and this is the script we must aim to follow. It’s certainly not going to be easy, the cars are so evenly matched on lap times this season, but we will bounce back from this setback.
ARE YOU PLANNING A CHANGE IN APPROACH?
I’ve spent years and endless energy fine-tuning my preparation and how I approach a race weekend. I’m always adjusting and trying to improve whether things are going well or not. Setbacks can easily lead to self-doubt so it’s important we focus on our strengths and keep faith in our systems. There are still 18 races to run and that’s a lot of action incoming over the next couple of months!
WHAT IS IT ABOUT KNOCKHILL THAT YOU LOVE SO MUCH?
Knockhill is such a quirky circuit and you are always on the attack! As a driver, you need a lot of confidence in the car and bravery by the bucket load. It’s such a busy time in the car for us, but there’s just something about the intensity of the lap and the intensity of a race that I love. Historically, the BMW has achieved great results here, so I hope we can continue this tradition on Sunday.
As Turkington and Team BMW aim for a change in fortune this weekend, you can follow all the action trackside or at home via ITV’s exclusive coverage with Saturday’s qualifying session from 1440 at itv.com/btcc and Sunday’s programme starting at 1115 over on ITV4.