Colin Turkington extends championship lead with Snetterton race two victory

Colin Turkington extends championship lead with Snetterton race two victory

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Team BMW’s Colin Turkington extended his standings advantage with a win in the second British Touring Car Championship contest at Snetterton.

The reigning champion started fourth on the grid and immediately jumped to second on the run down to the first corner as Turkington passed Sam Tordoff and then Dan Cammish.

He then set about pressurising race one winner Tom Ingram, whose Toyota Corolla was laden with maxiumum ballast meaning he was forced to defend heavily.

On the seventh tour, Turkington made a lunge down the inside at the Montreal hairpin while team-mate Andrew Jordan tried to hang on around the outside.

He was hung out to dry and Cammish benefitted while Jordan and Ingram fell back, with the latter eventually coming home a lowly 24th seemingly with damage.

Despite his heavy Honda, Cammish was then able to hold onto that second position despite Jordan’s best attempts, while Turkington extended his lead to over 40 points out front.

Race one podium finisher Sam Tordoff completed the top five while Jason Plato was sixth ahead of former team-mate Ash Sutton in his Subaru Levorg.

Chris Smiley’s FK8 Honda Civic came home eighth on the soft tyre, and has now been drawn onto reverse-grid pole for the third encounter.

Matt Simpson continued a strong weekend in ninth, while Jake Hill fended off race-long pressure from Tom Oliphant to round out the top ten.

Hill’s AmD Tuning stablemate Rory Butcher was 12th, while Bobby Thompson repeated his race one result in 13th.

Power Maxed Racing’s Rob Collard came home a respectable 14th despite running the less favourable harder compound rubber.

Josh Cook’s BTC Racing Honda Civic rounded out the points-paying positions.

The reverse-grid contest is scheduled to get underway at 17:30 BST.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 12 23:47.21 1:57.579 4
2 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 4.386 1:57.658 2
3 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 12 4.777 1:57.271 5
4 48 I Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 12 6.110 1:57.777 8
5 600 I Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 12 7.123 1:58.086 3
6 11 M Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 7.574 1:58.005 6
7 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 12 7.997 1:57.721 12
8 22 I Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 10.681 1:57.810 14
9 303 I Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 12.342 1:57.999 9
10 24 I Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 12 13.324 1:58.007 10
11 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 12 13.523 1:57.836 16
12 6 I Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 12 14.227 1:58.065 11
13 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 12 14.819 1:58.639 13
14 9 M Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 26.406 1:59.813 7
15 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 27.031 1:59.188 20
16 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 28.725 1:58.371 30
17 3 I Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 12 29.050 1:58.441 29
18 33 I Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 33.815 1:58.863 28
19 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 12 36.510 1:59.836 17
20 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 12 37.202 1:58.633 22
21 8 I Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 12 37.929 1:59.513 23
22 777 I Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 12 41.904 1:59.927 27
23 80 M Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 12 1:11.677 1:57.836 1
24 4 I Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 12 1:56.243 1:59.625 24
R 41 I Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 10 DNF 1:58.575 21
R 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 4 DNF 1:59.091 25
R 18 M Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 4 DNF 1:59.516 19
R 37 I Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 4 DNF 1:59.956 26
R 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 0 DNF N/A 15
R 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 0 DNF N/A 18
BTCC Points standings after Round 16
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