Northern Irelands Colin Turkington is one of the biggest names in British motor sport, and regarded as one of the best Touring Car Drivers in the World. For many years now Todds Leap has been a proud sponsor and Super Fan to Colin Turkington, you may often see us blog about him or see his pictures hung on the walls of our restaurant and bar; The Twisted Axle with Benny grinning from ear to ear. Some people question the connection between the two, but for those who know Benny and Colin its clear to see the two have quite a few things in common.
Colins racing career began in Cadet Karting in 1993 and since then has become one of the most prolific visitors to the podium. During this time, Todds Leap were just establishing themselves as Northern Irelands first Off Road Centre and would become the most prolific Activity centre around Colin is a clear dominant force not to be reckoned with, and in 2014 pushed himself and his rivals to the limit becoming The 2014 BTCC Champion. Benny set his sights on establishing Northern Irelands Leading Outdoor Adventure Centre and in 2014 was winning that many awards and accolades his grandkids nick named him Ben 10 Colin is a perfectionist when it comes to developing performance cars, as for Benny, he's a perfectionist developing performance Land rovers. The Hill Rally Stage being of the most unique of his developments with transformations down to Bens own engineering skills and dedication. Many of us will tell you, the mark 1 Hill Rally Vehicle was something quite different to what customers will experience today.
This month comes the news that Colin has signed with West Surrey racing. Joining them in a BMW 125i M Sport for the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Season, Colin and WSR re-ignite a tremendously successful partnership. Ben has also been quite busy this week constructing what looks like a circus tent on top of our Giant Swing Site, who knows what lies in store with Todds Leap newest addition, we are sure news will follow soon.
The very Best of luck to Colin and his team as they embark on new adventures! We are sure 2017 will be an awesome year for both Colin and Benny and the Todds Leap Crew.
For more new on Colin Turkington please visit http://www.colinturkington.com
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