Colin Turkington Not Counting Out Snetterton Hat-Trick


Colin Turkington hailed the sixth Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting of the season at Snetterton as “a super day”, following a brace of wins in Norfolk.

The reigning champion added a second lights-to-flag victory of the day in race two, having qualified on pole position and claimed race one spoils for BMR Racing earlier in the day.

“A super day”, Turkington told The Checkered Flag after his second win of the day. “Even with full weight I had a very good car in that race chassis-wise.”

With only a pair of triple victories coming in the BTCC since 2004 (courtesy of Dan Eaves and Jason Plato), Turkington remained coy on the chances of repeating the feat for the first time in his BTCC career.

Insisting that a podium finish would suffice, the BMR man – who starts sixth in race three – said: “You can never be too confident! It’s easy to be fast but in this game of course you’ve also got to get past people.

“I’m obviously going to try to go forward, but I’m sure a podium is possible – I’m going to give it my best shot.”

When asked whether his confidence this season had reached a personal high, Turkington added: “Definitely.

“Wins breed confidence, and certainly as the meetings go on I’m feeling more confident with the car. I certainly made the right move.”