Team BMW's Colin Turkington says he has 'nothing to fear' as the former two-time British Touring Car champion looks to deny Subaru's Ashley Sutton a maiden title in the series at the Brands Hatch season finale.

The BMW 125i M Sport driver could win his third BTCC title with the West Surrey Racing outfit, but will have to overcome a 10-point deficit to the championship leading Subaru Levorg of Sutton.

Turkington last lifted the drivers' crown back in the 2014 season in the same BMW machinery and has been locked in a point’s battle with Sutton for much of the second half of 2017.

With Brands Hatch once again playing host to a championship battle too close to call, Turkington is optimistic the BMW should gel well with the longer Grand Prix layout of the Kent circuit.

"Traditionally the BMW has always been good at Brands Hatch. It’s always been one of our stronger circuits. I think we’re going to be competitive. We’re going to be in the mix. How it pans out on the day, I don’t know," said Turkington.

"I’ve just got to take it one race at a time and give it my best shot. Hopefully I have a bit more luck than I did this weekend. I’ve been in this position before so I’ll try and manage the best I can. I’ll give it my best."

Having been in the position of fighting for the BTCC crown on the final day of the season, Turkington isn't underestimating the importance of having that experience under his belt.

In contrast, Sutton is only nearing the end of his second BTCC campaign - the first of which has translated into a serious title challenge - but, at times, has been electrifyingly fast.

"Experience counts for a lot in the BTCC. It’s the same guys that you consistently see up the front. I can only control what I do. I will go to Brands as best prepared as I can be, and we will as a team," Turkington continued.

"We’ll fight hard from the beginning. The mission is clear; I’ve got to outscore him. I’ll try my best at that.

"I’m only ten points behind. There’s three races and I have a good race car so it’s game on. I’ve got to nothing to fear."

 

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