Turkington wants to beat Rouse’s record
Reigning British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington is aiming to break championship records by winning the most titles in the series’ history.
The WSR BMW 125i M Sport driver, a 46-time winner in the category, announced before Autosport International that he would remain in his drive for 2019 and carry the number one.
He has three titles, the same as fellow 2019 racer Matt Neal, and Turkington says he is now aiming even higher.
“I feel honoured to have three titles,” he said. “If that is as far as I can go, I will be happy with that. But everyone keeps telling me that Andy Rouse is the only one to have won it four times and I just keep thinking ‘wouldn’t five be great?’ If you are the most successful, that is something else – a whole new level. Why not shoot for the moon?
“That would be an amazing feat and that would be the dream, but you need a lot of ingredients to be right for that to happen. I think I have that in place this year.”
Turkington wants five titles