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Colin Turkington

Biography

Colin Turkington first raced in the BTCC in 2002 after winning the Ford Credit Fiesta Zetec Championship. For his initial three seasons, the Northern Irishman competed for WSR in an MG ZS. A single campaign with VX Racing followed in 2005, before Turkington returned to WSR in 2006. Turkington’s potential was realised in 2009, as he piloted his BMW to six victories and the overall Drivers’ crown.

His success made Turkington the only Ulsterman ever to win the BTCC. From 2010-12, he contested World Touring Car and Scandinavian Touring Car events before making a return to home turf in 2013. Behind the wheel of a brand new WSR BMW 1 Series, Turkington claimed his second title in 2014. The following year, he joined Team BMR, notching four victories en route to fourth in the standings and the fifth Independents’ Trophy of his career.

2016 saw BMR running a quartet of all-new Subaru Levorg GTs, Colin took five race wins that season placing fourth overall. Turkington returned to WSR for 2017 securing four victories. Despite a valiant effort, he couldn’t unseat Ash Sutton from the top of the standings, concluding the season as runner-up.

The Northern Irishman’s only victory of the 2018 season came at Oulton Park, but with the wins shared between a record 17 different drivers, consistency proved to be king and Turkington came out on top to seal his third Drivers’ title. For 2019, Turkington returned looking to seal a record-equalling fourth Drivers’ crown. He did just that, taking five victories finishing just two points ahead of Andrew Jordan and Dan Cammish after a tense title-decider at Brands Hatch GP.

Heading into 2020 as the joint-most successful driver in BTCC history, Turkington secured more podium finishes than any of his rivals, but an unfortunate trio of points-less finishes hampered his chances of a fifth title during an incredibly competitive year. The Northern Irishman did, however, clinch the first-ever Goodyear Wingfoot Award during the campaign, thanks to his
consistently impressive performance in qualifying.

Turkington sticks with Team BMW for his 17th BTCC campaign, alongside teammates Tom Oliphant and Stephen Jelley.


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Season Results

EventSessionPosition
Thruxton 1Qualifying3rd
Race 110th
Race 27th
Race 36th
SnettertonQualifying1st
SnettertonTop Ten Showdown1st
Race 11st
Race 22nd
Race 37th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying14th
Race 120th
Race 217th
Race 314th
Oulton ParkQualifying9th
Race 118th
Race 212th
Race 38th
KnockhillQualifying1st
Race 11st
Race 22nd
Race 38th
Thruxton 2Qualifying9th
Race 112th
Race 26th
Race 32nd
CroftQualifying3rd
Race 14th
Race 27th
Race 31st
SilverstoneQualifying2nd
SilverstoneTop Ten Showdown6th
Race 16th
Race 23rd
Race 38th
Donington ParkQualifying2nd
Donington ParkTop Ten Showdown6th
Race 15th
Race 211th
Race 31st
Brands Hatch GPQualifying8th
Race 17th
Race 24th
Race 3DNF

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 21 March 1982
Place of Birth: Portadown, Northern Ireland
Lives in: Buckinghamshire
Team: Team BMW
Car: BMW 330i M Sport

BTCC Debut: Oulton Park, 2002

BTCC Races: 479
BTCC Wins: 60
BTCC Podiums: 162
BTCC Poles: 23
BTCC Fastest Laps: 65
BTCC Points: 4381

Driver Titles

2019 BTCC Drivers’ Champion
2018 
BTCC Drivers’ Champion
2015
BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion
2014 BTCC Drivers’ Champion
2014 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion
2009 BTCC Drivers’ Champion
2008 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion
2007 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion
2001 Ford Credit Fiestas Championship
1998 Northern Irish Metros Championship

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