Colin Turkington has praised his BMR outfit after taking pole position in qualifying for the British Touring Car Championship at Croft – his fifth at the circuit, and his second in succession.
Turkington proved that the Subaru BMR team’s upturn in fortune at Oulton Park was no flash in the pan by taking a second pole position in as many meetings at the Yorkshire circuit, beating Eurotech Racing’s Daniel Lloyd by an impressive four tenths of a second.
“I’ve always really enjoyed driving at Croft, no matter what the car,” said Turkington, who has taken five of his 13 BTCC pole positions at the circuit. “I usually go well here. Like at Oulton Park, we gradually improved the Subaru throughout the day, and qualifying was the first time we bolted on fresh rubber.
“I need to say a big ‘thank you’ to the boys for giving me a great car again, and it’s fantastic to be able to reward them with another pole position.”
The day also proved to be a strong one for Turkington’s team-mates, with Jason Plato putting his Subaru Levorg in fourth.
Warren Scott ended up down in 21st on the grid for race one, despite having been an impressive fifth fastest in second practice, and fastest of all four Subaru’s.
James Cole qualified in 25th, having barely broken into the top twenty cars all day.