Turkington injects his title race with welcome boost

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Colin Turkington sparked his British Touring Car Championship title race into life last weekend with a welcome win double.

The Portadown driver - and defending British champion - now sits second in the standings following a dream start to the second half of the campaign.

Turkington won the first two races at Snetterton, plus enjoyed pole position and a lap record in his Team BMR Volkswagen.

“It was important to score well as we felt Snetterton suited the car,” said Turkington. “It was just what was needed and the highlight of my first season with the team.

“We wanted to kick off the second half of the season in the right way and spent a lot of time during the break working on everything.

“It can be difficult when going from race to race to make progress but we had some great test days during the break.

“I’m happy with my progress over the last few months and I feel real confidence to push the car to the limit now.”