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Turkington not thinking of title
26 August 2013
Colin Turkington says he isn't yet thinking about winning a second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship crown despite a strong weekend on track at Knockhill.
The eBay Motors man emerged as the man to beat on race day in Scotland as he stormed to a pair of race wins, although his weekend would end in disappointing fashion when he was excluded from fourth place in race three for a turbo overboost issue.
Turkington's earlier successes had come in a dominant manner, with the Northern Irishman leading all but one lap in the opening two races.
It allowed him to close to within 30 points of Matt Neal in the race for the crown, although that gap would have down to just 17 had it not been for the issues in the final race.
The 2009 title winner has now won more races than anyone else this season, but despite making it five victories for the year, he refused to get too carried away with his title chances.
“The results this weekend are more than I though would be achievable,” he said. “I thought we would be competitive, but when we saw the pace we had, it was important that we capitalised. When you have the car underneath you, you have to hammer home the advantage and that is what we did. The car was great in race one and even with the added ballast in race two, we had the pace to pull away.
“I'm not in a position where I'm thinking about the title and we have to take things one race at a time as we don't know how we'll perform when we get to Rockingham; it's a circuit that could go either way for us. I don't expect us to be as dominant as we were here, but we've shown we have a car capable of running at the front and we'll aim to challenge.”