Subaru is a good news story
The Japanese firm’s maiden victory is good for tin-top racing
It has been quite a ride for Subaru in the British Touring Car Championship already this season. From the late arrival of cars, all-nighters in Team BMR’S workshops to the conflagration for James Cole’s example at Donington Park, there have been plenty of speed bumps.
But Colin Turkington’s victory at Oulton Park last weekend has shown that it has all been worthwhile. One of the most impressive things was that the Northern Irishman won from pole, and then even managed to grab a second place with 75kg of success ballast aboard in race two.
Turkington became the eighth different winner of the season in Cheshire, and then Sam Tordoff made it nine when he took his BMW to glory – and the championship lead – in the second event. That shows just how competitive the BTCC has become this season, and that goes to underline the efforts that have been put in by the boys at BMR.
One of the most exciting things about this programme is the potential it has to open the eyes of rallying fans to the BTCC. There are plenty of brand-loyal folk out there, and now they have something new to shout about. That’s good for everyone.