BTCC: Turkington Leads the Charge into Silverstone

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads into its penultimate weekend of the year this weekend at the home of British motorsport, Silverstone.


The championship is rapidly heading towards its climax and Silverstone has the opportunity to play a huge role in deciding this years crown. Colin Turkington heads the field with a 43 point advantage at the top of the standings after a terrific showing last time out at Knockhill. Tom Ingram still holds second spot with Ash Sutton not far behind.

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Turkington's double podium finish in Scotland highlighted how you can never write off the Northern Irishman and he will be hoping to keep his point cushion intact come Sunday evening. Although, as this is the BTCC, it's not over until it's over as there are still almost 140 points left to play for between now and seasons close so a slip up from any of the top three drivers this weekend could swing the title pendulum in someone else's favour.


Silverstone has provided us with some heart stopping action over the years and this year looks set to be no different. The drivers will be hoping for a let off in the weather with some dry running after the washout at Knockhill.

A driver who will certainly be looking to not let his foot off the pedal, is Tom Chilton. Last time out at Knockhill he managed to take his first BTCC win since 2011. The Motorbase driver will be hoping to get in the mix at the top end and score a good haul of points.

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Ricky Collard will once again get behind the wheel of the WSR BMW in place of his father Rob. Ricky performed well last time out and will be hoping to push forward this weekend and score good points for the team. At the other end of the grid, Josh Caygil will drive the MG 6 for AMD for the final two weekends of the season, as he will be looking to impress on his BTCC debut.


So the scene is set and this weekend will be another huge one in this captivating British Touring Car season.