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BTCC champion Colin Turkington confirms team for 2019 season

Colin Turkington
Colin Turkington

Reigning British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington is staying with Team BMW for the 2019 season.

The Portadown driver won the championship for the third time at Brands Hatch in September, having previously taken the title in 2009 and 2014.

Nevertheless, the 36-year-old says he is still desperate to improve.

“My 2018 title was definitely one of my best, and my goal is always to achieve just that; be the best I can in both life and motorsport," he said.

"It’s been important for me to take the time to let my 2018 season sink in and figure out how to improve for this coming season.

"Becoming a triple BTCC champion felt great, but I’m hungry for much more and racing with Team BMW gives me this opportunity.  I’m thrilled by the commitment from BMW that allows me to stay in one of the most desired seats in global touring cars and with a team who continue to set the benchmark.

"Team BMW is the place to be and we want to continue to make history together. This is where I’m happiest; with people I trust, and when I’m happy, I perform.”

The 2019 BTCC season begins at Brands Hatch on June 6-7.

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