TEAM RAC ace Colin Turkington called at The Chronicle to talk of his aim for a podium place at Oulton Park last Friday, shortly before achieving just that.
Turkington, who secured a win and a podium finish at the fifth round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship on Sunday, visited our Commonhall Street HQ with team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole.
He told motoring correspondent Ian Johnson: 'After winning at Croft three weeks ago my sights are on a podium place at Oulton.'
But Turkington did not see Oulton as a pushover, adding 'This is one of the most challenging circuits in the country.'
In race one on Sunday, Turkington finished third and got the fastest lap of the race. The Northern Irishman went one better in race two, finishing on top of the podium after a wet race that required two safety car periods following separate ac
cidents, including a four-car pile-up at the first bend. But Turkington's day ended with a retirement as he went off after an incident on lap one of the third race.
* Malpas driver Chris Stockton was in action on his home circuit on Sunday, finishing 12th in race two.
The 38-year-old, driving a Lexus IS200, failed to complete race one and retired from race three with apparent suspension damage after clipping the ailing car of Turkington.