Colin Turkington poised to remain with Team BMR in 2016

Portadown-born Colin Turkington celebrates the 100th podium appearance of his British Touring Car Championship career. Pic by Jakob Ebrey.INPT41-140''PTMOTORSPORT14
Portadown-born Colin Turkington celebrates the 100th podium appearance of his British Touring Car Championship career. Pic by Jakob Ebrey.INPT41-140''PTMOTORSPORT14

West Surrey Racing with whom Colin Turkington triumphed in the British Touring Car Championship would be keen to see the Portadown driver make a return to their team.

However, it is looking more likely that Turkington will remain with Team BMR after competing for the team this season.

The switch from a rear-wheel drive BMW to the front-wheel drive Passat was quite a challenge for Turkington and as the season progressed he became a major challenger to retain his crown.

For him that challenge is yet to be completed and the urge is to get back in the Volkswagen and take the title in 2016.

While he may have been tempted to the World Touring Car Championship or the new TCR series, both global racing championships, somehow the British series holds a lot of appeal.

During the past season Turkington enjoyed race victories at Silverstone, Snetterton and Donington Park.

Meanwhile, Dunlop has extended both its official tyre supply and title sponsorship of the UK’s premier motor sport championship, the MSA British Touring Car Championship, to continue the partnership until at least the end of 2021.

This contract will extend both the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title sponsorship, which began in 2005, and the official tyre supplier partnership, which began in 2003, into a third decade.

In addition, HiQ, the nationwide fast fit network (which is also part of the Goodyear Dunlop parent company) has agreed to continue its sponsorship of the series next year.