Turkington is keen to carry recent ‘momentum’ onwards to Croft

Colin Turkington had two strong points-scoring weekends at Knockhill and Thruxton, and he feels confident he can continue the momentum.

The four-time champion landed another podium spot during the reverse grid race on Sunday.

His triple-points collection was crucial in order to keep him in 5th in the standings and 41 points from Sutton at the top.

“It’s been a really good day in the end,” he said.

“I think I’ve just done it in reverse: a P12, a P6 and a P2 would have been a good weekend the other way around.

“I’m pleased that we’ve kept the car inside the top-10 and eventually got a podium.

“I go home with a good points haul which was important and I think well-positioned going into Croft.”

At Knockhill, he scored his first pole position and victory of the season.

Whilst the order of points opens the championship out to various contenders, Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram have become the two most apparent challengers so far.

Turkington explains his why his turn of success has occurred so recently.

“I never lost it, it’s just really tough out there. It’s very competitive and when you have weight in the car, you suffer and I’ve suffered on various occasions this season.

“But I think we’ve got a bit of momentum on our side and some great circuits to come so I’m enjoying it… I’ll just keep trying to score more points.”

This time last season, Turkington was looking to get a fifth championship title and Ash Sutton’s upcoming affinity with his Infiniti Q50.

Laser Tools Racing’s four entries are the only other competing rear-wheel drive saloons to the BMW 330i M Sports.

Turkington will need to bring at more podiums, and wins, at Croft to narrow the gap to Sutton’s prevailing championship lead.