Colin Turkington hopes to repeat BMW’s winning success at Donington Park last year after a frustrating weekend at the British Touring Car Championship season opener.
West Surrey Racing believes their trio of BMW 125i M Sports are likely to be at a disadvantage compared to their front-wheel drive opposition at the 1.9 mile circuit.
Turkington claimed silverware in the reverse grid race after a rousing comeback having retired with a broken rear-left towlink in the season opener, a success he is looking to continue as he makes up lost ground in the standings.
“The front-wheel-drive cars are usually at a bit of an advantage at Donington, but the BMW bucked that trend by winning last year, so I’m optimistic about what we can achieve,” said Turkington.
The two-time champion has a hat-trick of wins at Donington on his CV, experience that may prove crucial if he is to scale back the twenty-two point deficit to leader Gordon Shedden in the short-term.
“It’s a great track and one where I’ve won in the past. Unfortunately, being taken out at the start at Brands Hatch has left us with some ground to make up in the points race – even at this early stage of the season – because the BTCC is one of those series where you have to maximise every race.”