Turkington hits half-century with Oulton Park masterclass

Turkington hits half-century with Oulton Park masterclass

02.07.2019: Milestone achievement for defending BTCC champ in Cheshire Team BMW star extends championship lead with victory double Brace of podiums for Jordan, as Oliphant shines on home soil

•    Milestone achievement for defending BTCC champ in Cheshire

•    Team BMW star extends championship lead with victory double

•    Brace of podiums for Jordan, as Oliphant shines on home soil



Colin Turkington produced a peerless performance at Oulton Park last weekend (29/30 June) to secure the 50th win of his glittering British Touring Car Championship career on a record-equalling day for BMW and West Surrey Racing.
 


After scorching to his 19th BTCC pole position with a sublime qualifying lap on maximum ballast behind the wheel of the new-for-2019 BMW 3 Series, Turkington controlled race one beautifully, carefully managing the margin over his pursuers to register his third victory of the season and 49th career success.
 


The defending champion repeated the feat in race two with a second consecutive lights-to-flag display, as BMW and West Surrey Racing’s ninth triumph of 2019 equalled the highest number of wins they have ever achieved together in a single campaign. Turkington rounded out his weekend’s haul with an eighth-place finish from 12th on the partially reversed grid in race three.
 


Team BMW stablemate Tom Oliphant pushed hard in race one to take the chequered flag sixth – a gain on his grid position – while a lightning getaway in race two earned him fourth, as the local hero kept the pressure on for the podium throughout.
 


The 28-year-old bided his time in race three as he sized up Sam Tordoff for fourth before making his move late on, with a subsequent error by Rory Butcher elevating him to third and a post-race penalty for Jake Hill lifting him to second. That completed Oliphant’s most successful BTCC weekend to-date, while taking BMW and WSR’s rostrum tally in Britain’s premier motorsport series to just one shy of 200.
 


From fourth on the grid, BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan took a strong third in the curtain-raiser before going one better in race two, as he again leapt away from the line. Like his two team-mates, the 2013 title-winner avoided a multi-car collision early on in race three, and continued to show good pace as he came within 0.3 seconds of a third consecutive podium after starting down in 11th.
 


Underscoring the 3 Series’ prowess, the three BMW drivers tallied the three best points totals out of the 30 high-calibre competitors at Oulton Park. Entering the five-week mid-summer break, Turkington leads the way in the title chase from Jordan, with Oliphant climbing to just one place outside of the top ten. BMW has opened up a 46-point advantage at the summit of the Manufacturers’ standings, while Team BMW has vaulted to the head of the Teams’ classification.






QUOTES




Colin Turkington, Driver, Team BMW, said:
"Qualifying on pole with maximum ballast was way beyond my expectations, and to then convert that into two race wins and cap it off with my 50th career BTCC victory will unquestionably be one of the highlights of my career. I’m really proud of that – it’s a great moment for us all. I can only win these races with the support of a team like WSR who consistently give me the equipment to do the job – it’s very much a full team effort.



It was important to score points in race three, and whilst you always want more, eighth place marked a strong finish in such a competitive field. With a heavy car and starting back in the pack, that was about as much as we could have got out of it. I’m not thinking too much about the championship yet, but it’s obviously good to have points in the bag and we leave Oulton with the momentum behind us.



The 3 Series was clearly the fastest car again all weekend so we can take confidence from that, but now is when the hard work really starts and we need to dig even deeper.”







Tom Oliphant, Driver, Team BMW, said:
“What an amazing weekend for the whole team, with two wins and a second place – we really couldn’t have dreamed of very much more. I’m over-the-moon. Qualifying didn’t quite go our way, but we kept plugging away in the races and moving forward at a track where it’s famously difficult to overtake.



I knew the pace was in the car, so I tried to play it smart and remain patient and that approach paid off. We got a little bit of luck in race three with what happened ahead, but after all the misfortune we’ve had recently, it was probably overdue.



It was great to stand up on the podium in front of my family and friends and the home crowd, and to win the Jack Sears Trophy for the event was the icing on the cake. Team BMW and WSR did an incredible job all weekend, and the results are testament to that. We’re learning all the time with the new 3 Series – and I have no doubt that when we come back at Snetterton, we’ll be even stronger.”





Andrew Jordan, Driver, BMW Pirtek Racing, said:
“It’s been an excellent weekend for the team – we scored a lot of valuable points and ticked a lot of boxes – and it was a very solid day on my side of the garage, with two podium finishes and moving up to second in the championship, which was my stated aim. It’s a short run from the grid to the first corner at Oulton, which makes it difficult to gain ground away from the start but we managed to do so and that played a part in the results.



 It all kicked off in front of me in race three, and I literally couldn’t see a thing – all I could do was drive into the cloud of smoke and hope it cleared and that I would get out the other side, and thankfully it worked out for us. It was also great for Tom to get his second podium with BMW on home soil.



The new 3 Series is in great shape – to go into the summer break with nine race wins between us is a phenomenal record – and I’m looking forward to the title fight with Colin over the remaining five events, not to mention the inter-team battle to see who can secure that 200th podium!”




- Russell Atkins -


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02.07.2019 / MaP

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