BTCC: Turkington dominates the first race of the day at Snetterton

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Colin Turkington took his and Team BMW’s first victory of the season in dominant fashion at Snetterton this morning.

Inherited polesitter Turkington kept the lead at the start but was immediately put under pressure by fellow front row starter Tom Ingram.

Ingram attempted a move on the outside of Agostini and although contact was made, both were able to carry without losing any positions.

Butcher held onto third but it was Jackson who made a great start putting himself into fourth.

Turkington, Ingram and Rory Butcher immediately started to build a gap to fourth-placed Jackson building up to a 6 second lead just six laps into the race.

Stephen Jelley was the only driver to pass Jackson after a very good defensive display from the MB Motorsport driver.

Turkington appeared to have the race under total control, increasing his pace whenever Ingram was on a charge.

Turkington took victory from Ingram by just under three seconds.

Butcher finished third, well ahead of Jelley in fourth.

Jackson’s defensive heroics gave him his first top five finish of the year just in front of Adam Morgan and Dan Lloyd.

Tom Oliphant made it four BMW’s in the top eight just ahead of championship leader Jake Hill and Chris Smiley, who completed the top ten.

Round 4 Results

  1. Colin Turkington                            23:36.287
  2. Tom Ingram                                       +2.932
  3. Rory Butcher                                      +9.451
  4. Stephen Jelley                                 +13.960
  5. Ollie Jackson                                   +16.921
  6. Adam Morgan                                +17.572
  7. Dan Lloyd                                       +18.049
  8. Tom Oliphant                                 +18.373
  9. Jake Hill                                          +21.951
  10. Chris Smiley                                    +22.583
  11. Ash Sutton                                      +22.852
  12. Jack Goff                                         +23.759
  13. Dan Rowbottom                             +24.993
  14. Aidan Moffat                                  +25.415
  15. Gordon Shedden                            +26.015
  16. Josh Cook                                       +27.736
  17. Jason Plato                                     +28.663
  18. Senna Proctor                                +29.382
  19. Sam Osbourne                               +29.942
  20. Carl Boardley                                 +32.857
  21. Tom Chilton                                   +34.464
  22. Aron Taylor-Smith                         +35.358
  23. Jess Hawkins                                 +38.361
  24. Rick Parfitt                                     +40.530
  25. Jade Edwards                                +41.030
  26. Jack Butel                                      +41.774
  27. Glynn Geddie                                +42.730
  28. Nic Hamilton                                +43.230
  29. Sam Smelt                                    +58.734


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