Turkington tops Dunlop #ForeverForward standings

6th April 2017

Colin Turkington tops the Dunlop #ForeverForward standings after an action-packed season-opening Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship weekend at Brands Hatch Indy.

#ForeverForward rewards drivers who show their determination to fight back from adversity to gain the most places over the course of the season. Turkington picked up a staggering 29 places with his back-of-the-pack to top ten fightback in race two mirrored by Neal's equally impressive efforts in the same encounter – netting the latter a 26 place gain. Rob Austin, meanwhile made up 18 spots on his battle back in race three.

Fans across Dunlop’s social media pages had the opportunity to vote for their pick of the passes, with Jack Goff’s double manoeuvre on Rob Austin and Jeff Smith in race one, and Collard’s overtake on Ingram in race two tied as fans' choice.

Tony Ward, Brand Manager for Dunlop, said: “We decided to open up a vote across Dunlop's social media to see what the fans thought was the weekend's best pass. As ever, there were some fantastic edge-of-the-seat moments to choose from.

“It was clear that Turkington and Neal would be at the forefront thanks to their recoveries in race two. Colin's drive to an eventual second in the final race of the day, even challenging for the win, jumping 29 places across the second and third races was something to behold. Matt was close behind, managing fourth in the final race, and we saw 2016’s #ForeverForward runner-up Rob Austin also prove his eye for a move. He completed a strong recovery drive in the final race, jumping 14 positions and 18 in total for the weekend.

“We love the interactivity with our fans on our social channels and voting to decide the best overtake of the weekend really creates a debate along with some passionate, opinionated comment – which is great to see.

"We are very much looking forward to the next round at Donington Park to see how the results of the #ForeverForward award will evolve.”

#ForeverForward Standings: 

DRIVERTotal Places Gained at Brands Hatch
Colin Turkington29
Matt Neal26
Rob Austin18
Dave Newsham17
Jake Hill17
Martin Depper17
Chris Smiley16
Rob Collard14
Ollie Jackson14
Josh Cook13
Jeff Smith12
Ash Sutton11
Dan Lloyd10
Mat Jackson8
Aron Taylor-Smith8
Luke Davenport8
Ant Whorton Eales7
Josh Price7
Jack Goff7
Will Burns7
Andrew Jordan7
Jason Plato6
Michael Epps5
Aiden Moffat5
James Cole5
Tom Chilton3
Senna Proctor3
Adam Morgan3
Gordon Shedden3
Stephen Jelley1
Tom Ingram1
Matt Simpson0


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