Turkington and BMR part ways

Colin Turkington and Team BMR have parted ways after two successful seasons together. Turkington is yet to announce his plans for the future.

Turkington joined Team BMR ahead of the 2015 season, taking the independents’ championship in his first year with the team. When the team became a manufacturer competitor with Subaru last season, the two time champion took Subaru’s first BTCC win at Oulton Park.

BMR team boss Warren Scott said Turkington paid an important role in the growth of the team, and paid tribute to the leaving driver.

“Colin has been an absolute pleasure to work with over the past two seasons and has brought a tremendous amount of knowledge to the team, which has aided BMR in its growth and development as a front-running BTCC team,” he said. “I wish Colin good luck for the forthcoming season and would like to thank him for all his efforts and great achievements that he has brought to BMR.”

Neither Scott nor Turkington commented on the reason for the split, only announcing it was by “mutual consent”.

“The time has come to part company and apply the focus to each of our own individual goals and needs,” Turkington said. “I sincerely value the journey we have shared together, securing the Teams’ Championship in 2015, winning my fifth Independents’ title and of course the thrilling year we have just had with the Subaru Levorg. I have been fortunate to work with some of the best in the business at BMR and it has been a valuable experience and certainly helped me grow and improve.

“The BTCC is surely one of the toughest championships in the world to win, and to finish last season with a realistic shot at winning the title in a new car was a tremendous achievement.”

Turkington hasn’t announced what he’ll be doing this season, and BMR are yet to announce its 2017 line up.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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