BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard made it onto the podium for the first time in the British Touring Car Championship at the ninth race weekend of the season held at Silverstone. He came home third in Sunday’s opening race for the West Surrey Racing team in the #55 BMW 125i M Sport. Collard, who is standing in for his father Rob, only made his BTCC debut at the start of August. The young driver also impressed in race two, finishing fourth. He ended the third and final race of the weekend in tenth place. Meanwhile, the title is yet to be concluded. Colin Turkington, at the wheel of the West Surrey Racing team #2 BMW 125i M Sport, travelled to Silverstone as championship leader, and held onto top spot in the overall standings. Despite his car carrying the maximum extra weight, he fought back strongly from 18th to finish eighth in Sunday’s opening race. He then crossed the finish line in the same position in race two. Third place in race three earned him his tenth podium result of the season. Turkington now heads to the season finale at Brands Hatch, where the title will be decided on 29th September, with a 34-point lead. BMW and the West Surrey Racing team also lead the Manufacturer and Team competitions. Andrew Jordan, in the third BMW 125i M Sport, failed to finish race one and was 22nd and ninth in the day’s final two races.