VX Racing travelled to the eighth race weekend of the 2005 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill, Scotland in spectacular fashion yesterday, when Colin Turkington crossed the Forth Road Bridge in his VX Racing Astra Sport Hatch race car.
The crossing was a first. No other driver has before traversed the magnificent suspension bridge in a BTCC-spec racecar. The event also marked a welcome return to Scotland for VX Racing driver and former Knockhill race school instructor Turkington, a recent graduate of Stirling University.
Colin said after the crossing " I was based in this area when I was studying so I have driven over the bridge many times, but to do it in the VX Racing Astra Sport Hatch was amazing! With my strong personal link to the area, it made it even more special. I was very tempted to really push, but instead I kept to the speed limit and soaked up the experience. It was a great start to the weekend, and hopefully we can get a win for all of my friends who will be at the circuit."
The VX Racing team arrived at the Fife circuit after a solid points haul in the last round at Snetterton. Turkington will be joined by team-mates Yvan Muller and Gavin Smith in the sister VX Racing Astra Sport Hatch cars. The team is aiming for top-three finishes in the races at Knockhill, with qualifying action on Saturday and three races on Sunday, continuing the team’s battle for supremacy in the 2005 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.Published 27 August 2005