Colin Turkington to return to West Surrey Racing team for 2017.


The 34 year old Ulsterman returns to the current championship winning team to race the WSR built BMW 125i M Sport

Turkington hopes he can return to his success in 2014 with WSS in 2017.  Turkington joins Andrew Jordan with the third driver yet to be announced.

“It feels fantastic to re-join WSR for the 2017 season and I couldn’t be more excited about my return,” said Turkington.

“From my debut in touring cars in 2002 right through to winning my second BTCC title, it’s been like a second home for me and my greatest achievements in motor racing have all come with them”.

Turkington is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the BMW and is very comfortable with the developed race car since he drove it back in 2014.

Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “It’s great have Colin back for 2017. His performances with various WSR BMWs have been extremely strong and he’s been a key part of our most successful seasons in the BTCC in 2009 and 2014”.

“There’s definitely a sense of unfinished business as, despite our intentions, commercial reasons meant we weren’t able to stay together to defend our championships. We now head into 2017 with a very strong driver line-up, and we’re aiming for more titles.”

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