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I can still land title, says race champion Turkington

Colin Turkington believes his dream of winning back-to-back British Touring Car Championships is still alive as he heads into tomorrow's season finale at Brands Hatch.

Aiming to emulate Fabrizio Giovanardi, the last man to achieve the feat in 2007/08, Turkington has to overcome a 30-point deficit to catch leader Gordon Shedden in the last three races around the Kent grand prix circuit.

In third place and with four wins to his credit in his first season on board a Team BMR Volkswagen CC, Turkington hasn't given up hope, saying the unpredictability of the BTCC may well see yet another sting in the tail.

"Gordon is a long way up the road but there are a lot of points (67) still up for grabs and I'm going to Brands with confidence as I know how tense it feels to go into the final day even with what seems like a nice lead," said the reigning champion from Portadown.

"Last year I had 50 points on Jason Plato and I still didn't think it was enough to keep me safe. Thankfully it was!

Scotsman Sheddon, the 2012 champion, leads on 325 points in his Honda with Turkington's BMR team-mate Jason Plato on 302 and the Ulsterman on 293.

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