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Colin Turkington takes first BTCC pole of 2020

TouringCarTimes.com

Colin Turkington has taken the first pole position of the delayed 2020 season in a tight qualifying session at Donington Park.

Dan Cammish and Ash Sutton were within a tenth of Turkington just 0.087s and 0.097s behind respectively.

Turkington and team mate Tom Oliphant set the pace from the beginning in the BMW 330i’s, before being challenged by Ash Sutton on his debut in the Infiniti Q50.

Motorbase’s Rory Butcher went to the head of the field before having a high speed off at the Craner Curves.

The Toyota Corolla of Tom Ingram then went to the top with 20 minutes to go.

Turkington then went to the top with 1:09:134 and followed it up with a 1:08.998 and was the only driver to drop into the 1:08’s.

The session was then red flagged with ten minutes to go after repairs were required on the tyre stacks at the final chicane after becoming dislodged.

Once the session restarted Cammish put himself into second ahead of Sutton and Ingram.

However, the arrival of light rain scuppered most drivers of the chance to improve.

Oliphant and Butcher will start Race 1 tomorrow on the third row with Jake Hill, Josh Cook, Matt Neal and Adam Morgan completing the top 10.

Senna Proctor qualified 11th on the debut of the Hyundai i30N for Excelr8 Motorsport.

The MB Motorsport Honda Civic (FK2) of Sam Osbourne will start 12th.

Motorbase’s Ollie Jackson, Excelr8 Motorsport’s Chris Smiley and Team Parker Racing’s Stephen Jelley complete the top 15.

 

 

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