Tough WTCC weekend for Colin Turkington

Postat av Johan Meissner kl 00:00

Colin Turkington had to fight hard in his one-off WTCC race for the German team Wiechers-Sport at Donington Park. The Flash Engineering driver impressed by qualifying fifth and being fastest independent driver despite driving a new car for a new team.
”It was nice to be back racing in front of my English fans and we had a tough but exciting race weekend,” said Turkington.

Turkington was unfortunately pushed off by SEAT driver Gabriele Tarquini in both races with two tenth places as result. The Northern Irishman was third when he was pushed off by Tarquini in the second race.
”He touched me going through Craner Curves in the first race and he started to push my rear in the second race at the exit of the Melbourne Loop and just kept pushing me off. I was dead last after that and had to fight hard to get back up through the field,” said Turkington.

The BMW that Turkington raced in the WTCC was equipped with a 1.6 turbo engine, an engine with a different character compared to the one he and Flash Engineering races in the STCC.
”It was different but not so difficult to get used to. The turbo engine has got quite a lot of torque and the power comes quickly. You have to be sensitive on the throttle not to power oversteer,” said Turkington.

The focus for Turkington is back on Flash Engineering and STCC with the final half of the season starting at Karlskoga on the 13th of August.
”There were many WTCC drivers and team interested in STCC and our progress. I am looking forward to getting back there and we have a couple of interesting races ahead of us. We are aiming for the top at Karlskoga,” said Turkington.

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