Colin Turkington

Colin Turkington ( born March 21, 1982 in Newry, Northern Ireland ) is a British racing driver. He was active from 2002 to 2010 in the British Touring Car Championship ( BTCC ), where she won the 2009 championship title. He started 2011 in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC ).


Turkington began his motorsport career in 1993 in karting, where he was active until 1995. He then joined three years in offroad racing on. In 1999 he moved to touring car racing in the UK Ford Fiesta Cup. After he had finished the first two seasons in this series in eleventh place overall, he won the 2001 championship title.

In 2002, Turkington in the British Touring Car Championship ( BTCC ). When he became 14, with a podium placement in 2002, he scored his first victory in 2003 and finished the season with an eighth place. In 2004 he moved within the BTCC with West Surrey Racing. He finished the first two seasons for this team on the sixth championship course. In 2006, Turkington his hitherto best overall result in the BTCC. With two victories, he was third in the championship.

2007 decided Turkington with three wins, although more for themselves than in previous seasons, in the championship, he finished fifth overall, however. In addition, Turkington was for West Surrey Racing made ​​its debut in the FIA World Touring Car Championship ( WTCC). In his first race he came in third place finish. He was this season but not points eligible. 2008 Turkington concentrated again to his engagement in the BTCC. He won four races and finished fourth in the championship. 2009 decided Turkington six BTCC race for himself and won the championship with 275 to 270 points ahead of Jason Plato.

2010 Turkington left the BTCC and joined with West Surrey Racing in the WTCC, in which he drove a BMW 320si. He participated in 5 of 11 race weekends. Having already scored three podium finishes, he won his first WTCC race in Mimasaka. He benefited from the disqualification of Augusto Farfus and Andy Priaulx. The season he finished in tenth place in the championship. 2011 moved Turkington in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC ) to Flash Engineering. With three second places he finished fifth in the drivers' championship and sat down against his team colleague Jan Nilsson, the race was won by. In addition, he returned in 2011 in the WTCC back. For Wiechers - Sport he held three race weekends in a BMW 320 TC. He scored a second place as best result and was at the end of the season in 13th place in the drivers' standings.

Career stations

  • 2003: BTCC (8th place )
  • 2004: BTCC ( 6th place)
  • 2005: BTCC ( 6th place)
  • 2006: BTCC ( 3rd place)
  • 2007: BTCC ( 5th place)
  • 2007: WTCC
  • 2008: BTCC (4th place )
  • 2009: BTCC (Master)
  • 2010: WTCC ( place 10 )
  • 2011: STCC ( 5th place)
  • 2011: WTCC ( 13th)