TEAM BMW WINTER TESTING
SUCCESFUL WINTER TESTING COMPLETES 2017 TEAM BMW PROGRAMME
Colin Turkington and Team BMW have completed seven weeks of successful winter developments following the end of the 2017 BTCC season. Pushing on with their winter programme immediately after the season finale, the West Surrey based squad were keen to reinforce their position as Teams and Manufacturers Champions. Combining the engineering excellence at headquarters with two comprehensive test days at Silverstone and Brands Hatch, Team BMW are very encouraged with the progress.
“Getting straight back into the BMW and pushing on with our development plans was always going to be key in coming back stronger next season. The weather played havoc with our race weekends this year, and in many instances we found ourselves in very cold and damp conditions. Utilising the winter period was a very straight forward way to strengthen our performance in those undesirable situations.
I love testing and race car development is something I get incredibly passionate about. Dick Bennetts shares this vision and collectively we’ve been able to make great strides forward in our winter programme. It’s all been made possible by the commitment of BMW and I am extremely thankful for this opportunity.
It will be a few weeks into the new year before we’re out again with the 1 series but work will continue at WSR HQ.”
- Team BMW and Colin Turkington completed a one day test at Silverstone on Friday 10th November and were joined by BMW Junior Ricky Collard.
- Turkington and BMW were also out at Brands Hatch on Thursday 23rd November.