Colin Turkington

BMW brings 3 series back to BTCC

The 3 Series will return to Britain’s premier motor racing series this year, with BMW confirming it is to bring its best-selling model worldwide back to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

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A prolific winner virtually from the outset, the story of the BMW 3 Series in the BTCC is a long and distinguished one, yielding five Drivers’ titles and two Manufacturers’ crowns between 1988 and 2009, from Frank Sytner’s success with the M3 to Colin Turkington’s triumph with the 320Si E90.

In-between, there were back-to-back championships for Will Hoy (1991), Tim Harvey (1992) and Joachim Winkelhock(1993).

Turkington to defend BTCC title with BMW

Colin Turkington and Team BMW will return to the BritishTouring Car Championship this year to defend the titles won in 2018.

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Turkington recorded his third BTCC crown with WSR-runTeam BMW in 2018, scoring 10 podiums – more than any other driver – and finishing inside the top five on 15 occasions at the wheel of his BMW 125i M Sport.

Unchanged line-up for BMW in 2018

Team BMW will defend the Dunlop MSA BritishTouring Car Championship Teams’ and Manufacturers’ titles with an unchanged driver line-up of Colin Turkington and Rob Collard in 2018.

The WSR-run team enjoyed a superb 2017season as Colin and Rob claimed 20 podium finishes in their BMW 125i M Sports and finished second and fifth in the drivers’ championship.

The King of Croft

Louise Goodman talks to BMW's Colin Turkington about his unrivalled success at the North Yorkshire circuit that has earned him the moniker of "King of Croft".

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'King of Croft' delivers again

Colin Turkington set an impressive qualifying pace at Croft to claim his second successive Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship pole position for Silverline Subaru BMR Racing.

Turkington – dubbed the 'King of Croft' during his West Surrey Racing days – will be looking to add to his tally of ten victories at the North Yorkshire circuit tomorrow, and he'll be quietly confident of doing so after producing a commanding performance in qualifying.

Colin Turkington set an impressive qualifying pace at Croft

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Turkington takes pole at Snetterton

Reigning champion Colin Turkington secured his second pole position of the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after getting the better of his Team BMR stable-mates Aron Smith and Jason Plato.

Colin Turkington was the quickest.

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