Turkington Holds On To BTCC Points Lead After Silverstone

Colin Turkington in the West Surrey Racing #2 BMW 125i M Sport scored points in all three British Touring Car races at Silverstone, holding on to his lead in the drivers’ championship going into the season finale at Brands Hatch on September 29-30. He fought his way up to eighth in race one despite carrying the maximum 75kg of performance ballast. Running 21kg of ballast because of his eighth-place finishing position, he finished eighth again in race two, and went on to score a third-place finish in race three.

Toyota Avensis racer Tom Ingram, Turkington’s chief rival for the drivers’ title, won the second race and finished second in race three, holding off a late charge by Turkington. The win in race one went to Sam Tordoff in a Ford Focus, and the win in race three went to Aiden Moffat in an A Class Mercedes.

Turkington’s WSR teammate Ricky Collard, who is substituting for his injured father Rob Collard, made the podium in race one in the #55 125i M Sport, finishing third in his third-ever BTCC race. He went on to finish fourth in race two and tenth in race three. Andrew Jordan in the third WSR 125 exited race one with mechanical problems, finished 22nd in race two, and finished ninth in race three.

Turkington takes a 34-point lead into the finale, while BMW and the West Surrey Racing team lead the Manufacturer and Team championships.

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