BMW made it back-to-back Manufacturers’ titles in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch, as Colin Turkington clinched a record-equalling fourth Drivers’ crown in the most dramatic fashion possible.
DRAMATIC WIN FOR TURKINGTON.
Turkington arrived at Brands’ legendary GP circuit holding a 16-point lead in the pursuit of the most coveted prize in UK motorsport. After qualifying in pole position, the lead was eroded after intensifying rain over the second half of race-one restricted the Northern Irishman to a fighting fifth-place finish.
Turkington’s advantage was overturned altogether in race two, when a tag from another driver sent the Team BMW man into a spin and tumbling down to the tail of the order. That left him eight points shy of the lead going into the eagerly-anticipated finale, and with it all to do from 25th on the grid.
A scintillating charge through the field secured sixth at the chequered flag – and with it, a supremely hard-earned fourth championship title.