Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant have targeted a big British Touring Car Championship points haul on Sunday after the Team BMW duo qualified in mid-pack at Thruxton. The duo qualified eighth and 12th in their WSR-run BMW 330i M Sports to deliver the best performance...
Team BMW aim to strengthen their position as British Touring Car Championship leaders when the 2020 season reaches its halfway point at the series’ fastest circuit, Thruxton, this weekend. With Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant first and fourth in the Drivers’ points...
A double-podium finish kept Team BMW on top of the British Touring Car Championship on an action-packed day of racing at Knockhill. Colin Turkington twice finished second at the Scottish track to leave with an 11-point lead in the Drivers’ standings, while three...
Team BMW’s Colin Turkington produced a stunning effort to qualify in third place for Knockhill’s British Touring Car Championship triple-header. Carrying 60kg success ballast due to his status as championship leader, Colin found a clear track at two-thirds distance...
A motorsport icon returns to the British Touring Car Championship. Follow Team BMW as they get familiar with the new BMW 3 Series and begin the arduous process of transforming the road car into a motorsport title contender.
Andrew Jordan meets the new BMW 3 Series for the first time, at the MIRA wind tunnel. Team BMW take the new BMW 3 Series into testing to lock down their wing position, while the rest of the cars are having the finishing touches made to the all-important roll cages.
As the beginning of the BTCC Season looms, it’s the final push to get the new BMW 3 Series ready to race. The team work against the odds to get the three cars into shape ahead of their final livery reveal, and their big race debut.
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The BMW 330i M Sport
Designed, built and raced by WSR, the BMW 330i M Sport enjoyed an extraordinary first season of competition as it powered Colin Turkington to a record-equalling fourth BTCC Drivers’ crown and helped BMW claim a fourth consecutive Manufacturers’ title. Based on the award-winning BMW 3 Series production vehicle, and powered by the two-litre, four-cylinder BMW B48 engine, the 330i M Sport only turned its first wheel 10 days before the start of the 2019 BTCC season, but blew the competition away from the outset with 11 wins – WSR’s highest single-season victory total in any series.
Colin is WSR’s longest-serving driver; making his BTCC debut with the team in 2002 and winning every one of his four overall titles – plus four Independents’ crowns – with their BMWs. Since his return to the Sunbury-on-Thames team in 2017, he has never finished lower than second in the Drivers’ Championship and last year became only the second man to win the series four times. He returns for a crack at a fifth crown as he seeks to re-write the history books.
Leamington Spa-based Tom Oliphant returns for a second season with Team BMW, having finished second in the Jack Sears Trophy standings in his maiden year with the WSR-run squad in 2019. The former Ginetta GT4 Supercup Champion and British GT race winner made his BTCC debut in 2018, but found a new gear last year as he scored his first two podium finishes in the series and set three fastest laps during the second half of the season – more than any other driver – in his BMW 330i M Sport.