Nothing short of a miracle will give Colin Turkington victory in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend.
The Ulsterman was forced out of the race after receiving contact from another driver.
“I just cannot understand the actions of Mat Jackson at Silverstone, I would have understood if he was in contention for the title, he has all but ruined my chances,” commented a very frustrated Turkington. Jordan has excelled throughout the campaign but it was not until his double victory at Rockingham that he finally moved to the championship summit and he duly extended the gap back to his rivals to 34 points last time out at Silverstone after a consistent display throughout the weekend. If Jordan is to take the biggest prize in British motor sport, however, he will have to fend off the challenge of the four former champions, who have an incredible seven BTCC titles between them. Despite having led the championship for much of 2013, triple BTCC champion Matt Neal is currently second in the standings having had a difficult weekend at Rockingham in early September and he is just a single point ahead of Honda Yuasa Racing team-mate and reigning champion Gordon Shedden, who has fought hard to stay in contention after a tough start to his championship defence. Jordan, Neal and Shedden make it three Honda Civic drivers occupying the top three places in the championship, but the BMW of Turkington and MG of Jason Plato can still mathematically wrestle the crown away. With 27 races run, it is once again the legendary Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent that will decide the destiny of this year’s champion and organisers expect a huge crowd to descend on the Kent venue. It is one of the most iconic circuits in world motor sport, both adored and enjoyed by fans and drivers alike.