Colin Turkington says that Subaru are capable of adding more Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victories on Sunday afternoon, after clinching race one success at Snetterton.
The Silverline Subaru Team BMR driver chased pole-sitter Gordon Shedden for much of the opening 12-lap encounter in Norfolk, nosing inside the Honda Civic at Agostinis hairpin on lap eight to claim a third win of the season.
Turkington felt that his Levorg had the advantage in race one, telling The Checkered Flag: “I didn’t get a fantastic start. I got alongside Gordon but didn’t have enough to get around the outside. I thought that was my one chance to win the race.
“My car was quicker than I was expecting and Gordon was a bit slower than I was expecting. He was defending very hard into the two hairpins which are the two most obvious places to pass.
“I knew it was going to be very difficult to pass and the other side of me knows you’ve got to get to the finish. I had to be patient, keep the pressure on and wait for half an opening. That one chance you have to go for. I’m really pleased to win, I didn’t think that was on the cards today.”
Moving on to race two, the Northern Irishman expects a tougher fight with 75kg ballast on board and a switch to the medium compound Dunlop tyre. More victories is something Turkington could not count out however, saying:“The balance is good and we have every opportunity in the next race.”
“It’s going to be tough with 75kg and going back onto the medium tyre. We think that the soft tyre is one of our trump cards, so it might depend on what cars are around me.”
Turkington’s result remains under investigation however, pending a potential jump start.
Asked if he felt like he’d made a jump start, he added: “No, certainly not. But my team might tell me more.”