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Turkington’s half century of BTCC wins

As we approach 50 days to go until the 2024 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship kicks off, we thought we would look back at a different half century celebration.

Four-time BTCC champ Colin Turkington scored his 50th career success at Oulton Park back in 2019 – a circuit where he has many fond memories – and here’s how the tin top legend made it happen… 

Team BMW star Turkington notched up a fantastic half century of BTCC victories after producing a dynamic double at Oulton Park.

The reigning champion scored two lights-to-flag wins as he further extended his impressive advantage at the top of the standings, in a year that would lead him to clinch his record-equaling fourth title. 

Turkington ran relatively untroubled in the opener to convert pole position into his third victory of the season.
 
Dan Cammish kept the leader honest throughout, but the Halfords Yuasa Racing man had to settle for second at the finish, while Andrew Jordan’s BMW completed the podium positions.
 
Colin’s milestone moment came in the second encounter as the Northern Irishman swept to his 50th BTCC victory with another commanding triumph.
 
The trio of manufacturer-backed BMWs stormed into a 1-2-4 off the line as Jordan relegated Cammish’s Honda down to third, whilst Tom Oliphant also hauled his fast-starting 3 Series into contention.
 
Two safety car periods interrupted proceedings, but the lead positions remained unchanged until the chequered flag as Turkington led home Jordan, Cammish and Oliphant.

Colin Turkington said: “Qualifying on pole with maximum ballast was way beyond my expectations, and to then convert that into two race wins and cap it off with my 50th career BTCC victory will unquestionably be one of the highlights of my career. I’m really proud about that – it’s a great moment for us all. 
 
“I can only win these races with the support of a team like WSR who consistently give me the equipment to do the job.”

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