Turkington at Donington with Wiechers-Sport

"It’s great to be back"

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8 July 2011 - 14:27
Turkington at Donington with Wiechers-Sp

German outfit Wiechers-Sport clinched a sensational last-minute deal, signing 2009 British Touring Car Champion and WTCC race winner Colin Turkington for the British event at Donington Park.

After delivering a great show in Porto with Stefano D’Aste, who led the second race for a couple of laps, the team was forced to replace the Italian driver because of a previous commitment.

Team manager Dominik Greiner commented: “I’m happy we signed Colin for the British event. He knows the track very well and I’m confident that with him we may continue on our positive upward trend that began last week in Porto with Stefano D’Aste who was leading a WTCC race for the first time in the team’s history.”

Turkington returns to the World Championship after an impressive 2010 season in which he claimed four podium finishes out of ten races, also inheriting his first WTCC victory in the second race at Okayama after Augusto Farfus was excluded because of a technicality. This year Turkington is taking part in the Scandinavian Touring Car Cup where he currently lies sixth.

"I am delighted with this opportunity. It’s great to be back racing in front of my British fans on such a fantastic circuit like Donington Park. I have raced there many times in a BMW but this will be my first experience with the new 1.6 turbo engine. I’m really excited to see how this performs and I’m confident we can deliver a strong performance,” said the North Irishman.

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