You probably heard of Donnington before. If not for its race track for the color inspired by it, called Donnington Grey, found on a number of BMW cars these days. Well, this weekend, the BMW 330i racing in the British Touring Car Championship managed a double win, with the masterful Colin Turkington behind the wheel, marking an impressive return at the track for the British driver.
Colin claimed victory in the first two races in the West Surrey Racing #1 BMW 330i M Sport. He had laid the foundations for the wins with first place in qualifying. He secured ninth place in the third and final race. West Surrey Racing team-mate Tom Oliphant, competing in the #15 BMW 330i M Sport, finished the first race in third place and was in a promising position for much of the second race before dropping out of the points after a spin. He finished in 13th position in the third race.
The third car competing for West Surrey Racing, the #77 BMW 330i M Sport, was driven by Andrew Jordan. Several cars were heavily damaged in a major pile-up at the Old Hairpon the opening lap, with the Pirtek Racing 330i M Sport of Andrew Jordan suffering the worst of the damage. Jordan was briefly hospitalized for checks, with his car too damaged to take any further part in the weekend.
Stephen Jelley, competing for the Parker Racing team in the #12 BMW 125i M Sport, finished in 17th place in the first race and secured 20th position in the third race. He had to retire from the second race. The next BTCC race weekend will take place at Thruxton on 18th and 19th May.