Colin Turkington takes a dramatic 4th BTCC title

Colin Turkington won the 2019 British Touring Car Championship after a brake failure for Dan Cammish 2 laps from home!

In a weather hit race 1, Turkington managed to come home in P5 but championship rival Dan Cammish managed to take home a huge win from P12 on the grid! This bought the gap down to 8 points between Turkington and Cammish with Andrew Jordan a few more points behind.

In race 2, Turkington got off to a super start but Cammish’s teammate Matt Neal created huge controversy by spinning out the BMW of Turkington. Ash Sutton managed to win race 2 ahead of the other championship rival of Andrew Jordan with Cammish finishing 3rd. Turkington would finish race 2 and start race 3 in 25th with an 8 point deficit.

It all seemed that Turkington’s championship dreams were over. However, the world champion showed why he deserved this championship by making up 10 places just on the first lap! He then managed to pass the Honda of Cammish but it still wasn’t enough to take the title. Drama then struck for Cammish who had a brake failure, with 2 laps to go and was out of the race.

All of this meant that Turkington would take the championship by 2 points. Jason Plato took his first win of the season and win number 97 in race 3 ahead of the Jack Sears trophy winner Rory Butcher and race 2 winner Ash Sutton. Heartbreak for Cammish but pure delight for Turkington.

Image: http://www.btcc.net

Article by Ollie Cassidy

 

 

 

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