Reigning British Touring Car Champion Colin Turkington says he's settling in well at his new BMR Volkswagen squad after moving from WSR over the winter.

Amazingly, Turkington - as in 2010 - faced the prospect of once again not being able to defend his BTCC title after losing his WSR BMW drive when eBay pulled the plug on their partnership with the team during the winter.

But the Ulsterman was able to secure a drive with the highly ambitious Team BMR outfit to partner Jason Plato, Aron Smith and team owner Warren Scott - forming the latest BTCC super-squad.

"It's gone quite well," Turkington told "It's been a big change for me to go from a team that I've spent so much time with to a relatively new team. Big changes on the car front as well with moving to Volkswagen.

"I've settled in well, I'm enjoying myself and it's a very good atmosphere in the team. Everyone's motivated and passionate about the series. I'm feeling energized about being back."

Turkington's move to BMR means the 2014 champion has switched to the FWD Volkswagen CC after clinching much of his success in RWD machinery. However, the former WSR driver already feels he's adapted well to the change but admits he still needs more time.

Incidentally, the 33-year old set the second quickest time today [Tuesday] at the Donington media test - just four-thousandths slower than team mate Plato at the top - but was also quick to play down the impressive gauntlet set by the Volkswagen CC's.

"I'm feeling more comfortable the more I'm in the car. I still tracktime and I'm still adjusting but I'm enjoying driving the car and that's the main thing," Turkington continued.

"I was nervous that I wouldn't like the car but thankfully I do!

"I don't think we'll really know where we stand until we get to Brands Hatch. It's just too difficult to say. We've seemed to be strong in testing but we still have another step to take with the car so we're not 100% comfortable yet.

"There are also a lot of tracks where we haven't been around yet, still plenty of work to do. The bones are there of something really good. It's got all the right ingredients and all the right people involved, we just need to work hard."



Loading Comments...