Thrilling day yesterday when Todds Leap Colin Turkinton came close to securing another BTCC championship. No fewer than eight drivers came to the Kent circuit’s Grand Prix layout with a mathematical chance of winning the tin-top title, although former champion Turkington’s hopes looked fairly slim on paper. His strong start to his weekend, allied to some of his chief rivals struggling with the effects of success ballast on the race pace of their cars, has given him a more realistic chance of the crown.
On Saturday Turkington claimed pole position in the first race after the Silverline Subaru BMR Racing driver produced an incredible lap time in an incident-packed wet-dry qualifying session. Race 2 went the same way with Colin putting himself in with a chance of winning the overall championship with another race win.
Unfortunately Colin never featured in Race 3 after struggling with a heavy ballasted Subaru finishing in 4th place overall. But all looks very promising for next year, here's to 2017 :) .