Delight at Oulton Park as Silverline Subaru BMR Racing come to the fore with a commanding win by Colin Turkington
It was a day to remember in the BTCC on Sunday as Subaru scored its maiden Dunlop MSA British Touring Car win, adding their name to an illustrious list. The incredible feat by Turkington was watched by a trackside crowd of over forty thousand fans, as the double Champion made history in the new Subaru Levorg.
Converting a hard fought pole into a commanding win is never easy, even in the most developed BTCC cars; but Turkington made it look effortless as he delivered a textbook lights to flag victory. It was a special moment in the paddock as one of the powerhouses of the BTCC returned to the fore of the series. Silverline Subaru BMR Racing have one of the most experienced and skilled work forces within the Championship and have been working tirelessly since the turn of the year with little to no reward. Turkington’s win immediately breathed life and new optimism into all four garages, as the moment they had all been waiting on arrived.
Expressing his gratitude to the team and Subaru fans, Turkington bounced onto the top step of the podium looking fresh and inspired. Stating his intent for the rest of the season, he maintains that the best is yet to come from the Levorg. And after securing 2nd place in Race 2 with 75kgs of success ballast onboard, it would appear so!
“Oulton Park was the moment we’ve all been waiting on and have worked so hard for. The true potential of the Subaru Levorg finally came to the fore and it was a weekend none of us will forget in a hurry. I’m so pleased for everyone involved and I hope in some small way this repays the incredible efforts over the past 5 months.
It was a special feeling to make history and deliver the maiden win for Subaru in the BTCC and in truth it hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I can’t imagine anyone expected such rapid progress, but within the team we knew it was only a matter of time. It’s even more encouraging to see the cars run so well with success ballast after Race 1 which clearly confirms its status as a race wining car and future potential as a championship winning car.”
“We need to keep pushing and build on this performance. I definitely enjoyed the success and it’s made me hungry for more, but I t’s already time to think about Croft and I cant wait!
Scooby – dooby – doo!”
Qualifying – Pole
Race 1 – 1st
Race 2- 2nd
Race 3 – 7th