Tuesday, 26 October 2010

A Racing Icon

Thanks to Keith Lyttle for this post:- Partly taken by me from Colin's Web-Site

Colin Turkington is the current British Touring Car Champion and one of the hottest properties in UK motorsport. Born in Newry, now living in Portadown Northern Ireland, he currently drives a BMW 320si with the West Surrey Racing Team and has completed a number of meetings as part of the World Touring Car Championship with some stunning podium places at Brands Hatch, BRNO and Portimão.
Colin is recognised as one of the leading Touring Car drivers in the world and hopes to race a full WTCC programme next year.
Off the track Colin is an Ambassador for Go Motorsport and an advocate for road safety in Northern Ireland where he has fronted a number of high profile TV and radio and press ads on behalf of the Department of the Environment

Colin is immensely proud of his Ulster Roots and here proudly lofts the Ulster Flag above his head following his winning race to become British Touring Car Champion

Here meeting DECAL Minister - Nelson McCausland at a Stormont Reception

I am not a motorsport follower or fan - until now! Matthew, Christopher (my children) and I can now watch the British Motorsport Championship and cheer on Colin - hopefully, and I am confident he will - inspire my Children to be the best they can in life and not to be embarrassed by their Ulster Heritage - and to fly their flag with confidence!

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