Colin Henry Turkington is a British auto racing driver, who is currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship for Team BMW WSR in a BMW 330i M Sport. He lost his position as the reigning BTCC champion, after Ashley Sutton won in 2020, having won it the previous time in 2019.
His most notable successes to date include becoming 2009 British Touring Car Champion driving for Team RAC and 2014 British Touring Car Champion driving for eBay Motors.
He has also competed in the World Touring Car Championship and the inaugural Scandinavian Touring Car Championship. In 2013 he returned to the British Touring Car Championship with his current team, West Surrey Racing.
Colin Turkington, Date of Birth, Birthday, Family, what about his Father, Mother, where is he from? Early life
He was born on March 21, 1982, and his birthplace is Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is currently 39 years old.
Colin Turkington was born to his parents Mavis and Trevor Turkington, in Portadown, Northern Ireland. His family owns a construction company named Turkington Construction. He has two siblings Gary Turkington and James Turkington.
Sadly his mother, Mavis passed away in 2018; the same year, he became the BTCC champion for the third time. The racer expressed his sadness over his mother not being by his father’s side to see him win and dedicated his third win to his mother.
Which school and college did he go to? What was his major?
He went to Portadown College. There is no enough information about his educational background. His high school and university, are still being investigated. If further information is discovered, it will be mentioned later.
Colin Turkington Net worth, how much does he earn?
Colin Turkington is estimated to have a net worth of around $1–$4 million. He is one of the best auto racers who has made strides in his career and earned significant net worth. He is currently associated with Team BMW, a highly renowned name in automobiles which means he will make a fortune with that sponsorship.
It seems that he has earned enough money from his career, he was undoubtedly making a sizable wage and amassing a sizable net worth. Furthermore, his career was his primary source of revenue.
Colin Turkington wife, what about his children?
Colin Turkington has been happily married to his girlfriend turned wife, Louise Turkington. The couple met when they were in school and remained together even when Colin went to Stirling University in Scotland, whereas Louise chose to study at Queen’s in Belfast.
After that, Turkington focus on his racing career, and his then-girlfriend went to London to do the digital marketing for EMI Record. Nevertheless, the couple got married in 2014 and are parents to two boys, Lewis (9) and Adam (8).
Louise further extended her role in his life as a manager, chief cheerleader, PR adviser, and corporate go-between. She has pretty much helped him to focus on racing by looking after his nutrition, media interviews, and corporate guests. The racer is residing in Thornton, Buckinghamshire, with his family.
Colin Turkington career, what is his profession?
Turkington, who was born in Portadown, began his racing career in the Ulster Karting series in 1993. He competed in autograss in 1996 and 1997, before moving on to the Northern Irish Metro Championship in 1998, where he won his first title. He moved on to the Ford Credit Fiesta Zetec Championship in Britain in 1999, winning the title in 2001.
Turkington moved to the BTCC in 2002. His first BTCC drive was in a year-old MG ZS, sponsored by the pop group Atomic Kitten, partnering fellow Fiesta graduate Gareth Howell. He finished 14th in the Drivers’ Championship. Turkington driving the Team RAC-run MG at Brands Hatch in 2006
For 2003, Turkington moved to the manufacturer-backed West Surrey Racing, winning his first race at Brands Hatch and finishing 8th in the Drivers’ Championship. Despite the loss of official MG backing in 2004, he finished 6th in the 2004 Drivers’ Championship, taking the second win of his BTCC career at Mondello Park.
For 2005, Turkington replaced champion James Thompson at Vauxhall. He finished 6th in the Drivers’ Championship again, a performance which was not enough for him to retain the seat for the following season.
West Surrey Racing (2006–2009; 2013–2014)
For 2006, Turkington rejoined WSR to drive a RAC-backed MG ZS alongside Rob Collard. A strong first half of the season made him the closest challenger to Matt Neal for the title, although Jason Plato pipped him to 2nd in the Drivers’ Championship in the final race of the year. Late in the season, the team switched to bio-ethanol fuel, almost becoming the first team to win a race with it. He finished 3rd in the 2006 Drivers’ Championship, with two wins and 14 podium finishes.
For 2007, the BTC-spec MG was no longer eligible to win the championship outright, so the team switched to the BMW 320si. Turkington’s first win of the season (and BMW’s first in the BTCC for over a decade) came in the fourth weekend of the championship at Croft. Turkington went on to win his first Independent Drivers’ title, finishing 5th in the overall Drivers’ Championship, with three wins.
World Touring Car Championship in 2007
Turkington competed with WSR in the Brands Hatch and Macau rounds of the World Touring Car Championship in 2007. At Brands Hatch, he finished 3rd in the first race and then finished 4th in the second race, but as his car was not homologated because of its sequential gearbox, Turkington did not collect championship points. In Macau, he finished 13th and 8th in the two races.
In 2008, he was joined at WSR by Formula Three driver Stephen Jelley. Turkington won four races on his way to 5th in the Drivers’ Championship, while also retaining his Independent Drivers’ crown. He also finished every race that season in the top 10.
In 2009, Turkington took the championship lead at the mid-season point and went on to win the BTCC title in a thrilling finale, after winning six races. Turkington finished consistently, with an unbroken run of eighteen point-scoring finishes, from Croft onwards, failing to finish in just one race. However, WSR lost the title sponsor RAC and Turkington could not attempt to retain his title in 2010.
In 2013, Turkington returned to the BTCC with WSR (now competing as eBay Motors). He drove one of their three new BMW 125is. He finished 5th in the 2013 Drivers’ Championship after taking five race wins.
Turkington stayed with the team for the 2014 season, taking eight race wins and eventually winning his second BTCC Drivers’ title.
World Touring Car Championship
Turkington driving for Team Aviva-COFCO at the 2010 FIA WTCC Race of Japan
In 2010, Turkington competed in three rounds of the 2010 World Touring Car Championship series (WTCC) driving a BMW for WSR at Algarve, Brands Hatch, and Brno. At Brands Hatch, he was the top BMW on the grid in 4th, eventually finishing 3rd in race one and 5th in race two, comfortably winning the Independents’ class in both races.
With additional points awarded to an Independent driver finishing in the top ten positions overall, Turkington moved into second place in the Independents’ championship, despite having only competed in two meetings at that point. On 1 August 2010, the WTCC altered its regulations which effectively stopped Turkington from being classed as an Independent.
In October 2010, it was announced that Turkington and WSR would compete in the final two rounds of the WTCC in Japan and Macau. He took his first WTCC win in Japan after Augusto Farfus and Andy Priaulx were disqualified.
In July 2011, Turkington competed in three more WTCC rounds for Wiechers-Sport.
On 26 October 2012, Turkington announced that he would again be racing in the WTCC at China for the WSR-run Team Aviva-Cofco. Turkington drove the spare RML Group Chevrolet Cruze 1.6t. He qualified 5th on the grid, but first-lap incidents in both races meant he had to recover from near the back of the field twice. His efforts were rewarded with two points finishes.
Scandinavian Touring Car Championship
For 2011, Turkington drove a BMW 320si in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship for Flash Engineering, as a teammate of Jan Nilsson. Turkington scored five podium finishes in 18 races but no wins and finished 5th in the Drivers’ Championship.
Turkington was elected to the MSA’s Race Elite Scheme in April 2007, along with five other drivers in various British series. He has also done TV work, presenting a BBC Northern Ireland report on environmental damage in 2002.
Is Colin Turkington available on any kind of social media platform?
Colin is on Instagram as @colin.turkington. He is frequently seen posting about his race and the scoreboard to his 15.7k followers. He is also active on Twitter with the username “@Colin Turkington” with 33.3k followers and also on Facebook with the username “@Official Colin Turkington.”
The BTCC champion also posts about the little time he gets to spend with his wife and family. By looking at his page, we can assume that he spends most of his time practicing racing to be the reigning champion in the BTCC.
Colin Turkington FAQ’s
Colin Henry Turkington is a British auto racing driver, who is currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship for Team BMW WSR in a BMW 330i M Sport. He lost his position as the reigning BTCC champion, after Ashley Sutton won in 2020, having won it the previous time in 2019. His most notable successes to date include becoming 2009 British Touring Car Champion driving for Team RAC and 2014 British Touring Car Champion driving for eBay Motors. He has also competed in the World Touring Car Championship and the inaugural Scandinavian Touring Car Championship. In 2013 he returned to the British Touring Car Championship with his current team, West Surrey Racing.
Four BTCC Champion Colin Turkington lives in Thornton, Buckinghamshire, and is married to Louise with two sons, Lewis & Adam.
4 Time BTCC champion and Team BMW driver Colin Turkington. Currently driving for Team BMW in the 2020 British Touring Car Championship.
Colin Henry Turkington (born 21 March 1982) is a British auto racing driver, who is currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship for Team BMW WSR in a BMW 330i M Sport.
He is healthy and there is no information about his health issues.
Colin Turkington Body Appearance Height, Weight
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
Interesting facts about Colin Turkington which you should be know
|Birthplace||Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland|