DEFENDING British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington says the winter conditions could cause chaos in season finale.

The four-time champ is on the cusp of winning a record fifth title as he looks to become the most successful driver in BTCC history.

Colin Turkington is looking to win a record FIFTH championship

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Colin Turkington is looking to win a record FIFTH championshipCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The 38-year-old currently shares the record for the most amount of BTCC drivers’ championships (four) with Andy Rouse.

But with one race weekend left of the season, Turkington is on verge of winning his third consecutive title.

Turkington feels one of his biggest battles in his scrap for the title will be the winter weather causing chaos at Brands Hatch Indy on November 14-15.

Speaking to SunSport, the BMW driver said: “I think the biggest talking point will be the weather conditions on the day.

“Who knows what’s that going to throw at us.

“It’s the shortest circuit we go to, and to squeeze 28 cars around there, we all want the same bit of track.

“So it will be a case of staying out of trouble and picking your battles.

“Mathematically there are four people who can win the championship, so on that race weekend I am up against those other three people.

“But everyone is fighting for something. No one will roll over, so staying out of trouble will be a key part.”

BTCC title race: Four-way battle

1) Colin Turkington 309

2) Ash Sutton 300

3) Dan Cammish 284

4) Tom Ingram 275

Despite it being a potential record breaking title victory, Turkington says it would not outshine his previous success in BTCC.

“They are all hard in their own ways, they all bring different challenges.

“I was completely put through the ringer last year, I won the championship on the penultimate lap of the last race of the season.

“It went completely down to the wire, it would break anybody to have to do that every year, but you’re willing able to do whatever it takes”.

Nicolas Hamilton gives fans a tour of his specially modified British Touring Car for the 2019 BTCC season





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