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Colin Turkington out to continue his winning run in Knockhill return

By Sammy Hamill

Published 12/08/2016

In contention: Colin Turkington
In contention: Colin Turkington

Colin Turkington has put himself back in the frame for a third British Touring Car title after a trio of wins in the last three race weekends.

And he will look to keep the momentum rolling as he heads to Knockhill, the Scottish circuit where he holds the record for the fastest lap.

The Portadown driver and his BMR team had a difficult start to the season following their late switch to all-new Subaru Levorgs but in a dramatic turnaround Turkington has jumped to fifth in the standings, 34 points off the lead held by BMW's Rob Collard after a run of six podium finishes in the last nine races.

He has won three times and left Snetterton a fortnight ago as the top points scorer over the three races.

Now it is the short, undulating Knockhill track where Turkington has had considerable success in the past including setting the lap record at 52.094 seconds.

"Knockhill is definitely a circuit that demands your full attention," he says.

"I find it's certainly one of the most challenging circuits on the BTCC calendar but if you can do your job right and get the car ready to dance, it's also the most rewarding."

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