BTCC’s finale was everything motorsports is meant to be

The British Touring Car Championship is renowned for providing some of the most exciting racing across the globe, and the finale weekend at Brands Hatch lived up to this reputation.

Five drivers all had a mathematical chance of walking away from the final race with the 2019 crown, but it was the calculated Colin Turkington who came away victorious.

However, the weekend was one fuelled by an epic storyline.

BMW driver Turkington had been involved with physical racing with teammate Andrew Jordan, who was on ‘do or die’ mission in what could be his final weekend in the series, and Honda’s Dan Cammish was fuelling the fire after inciting a vicious rivalry with the Pirtek Racing pilot.

 A crazy first race saw drivers battle with greasy track conditions, but Turkington held on to a reduced championship lead as Honda’s Dan Cammish fought from well down the order to win.

Drama exploded in race two when Cammish’s teammate Matt Neal turned Turkington at Graham Hill Bend, and the championship was turned on it’s head.

Andrew Jordan silently creeping in on the title fight by scoring a podium in race two.

Photo: BTCC

It all came down to the final race, how many championships have celebrated that in 2019?

Turkington was being outscored throughout race three, and even after title leader Cammish suffered a monumental incident following a brake failure the Northern Irish driver was needing to pass several drivers to win…

…and pass them he did.

Turkington was crowned a four time champion, a record equalling tally. A weekend filled with drama, adrenalin, and seat-edge racing, if you have a time machine I would recommend going back to Sunday morning to live it all over again.

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