Turk­ing­ton wants to beat Rouse’s record

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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

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