Turkington dominates again in BTCC race two at Croft

Race two start (photo by Marc Waller)Colin Turkington has added fuel to the fire of the teams that claim rear wheel drive has an advantage by winning the second race of the day in a similarly dominant fashion.

The eBay Motors driver again looked totally in charge as he led from lights to flag.

The two Yuasa Honda Racing Civic Tourers of Shedden and Neal filled the other two steps of the podium, Neal snatching third from Rob Collard, who had looked set to join his team mate on the podium. Andrew Jordan took fifth after starting sixth. He did, of course, initially finish fifth in race one but was given a penalty for causing a collision. Sixth was Jason Plato but he was involved in several controversial incidents during the race, knocking off both Dave Newsham and Alain Menu on different laps. Mat Jackson took seventh, he’s so far having a consistent day but not really the positions he and the team want. Sam Tordoff was Eighth, still not on the pace of team mate Plato.

Turkington (photo by Marc Waller)Neal (photo by Marc Waller)Collard (photo by Marc Waller)Tom Ingram took ninth just ahead of Fabrizio Giovanardi who was asked to draw the reverse grid for race two and picked himself for pole. “I’ve never been so lucky in my life.”

was his comment as the result was announced! This puts Tom Ingram in second and it’ll be interesting to see who’ll get the best start, the older champion or the young challenger! With Turkington now down in tenth, it’ll be a stunning drive by the Ebay Motors driver to be able to make it three out of three.

Hunter Abbott went from hero to zero after his excellent race one when he hit the tyres at the chicane, putting his car out of the race with damage to the suspension. His team mate Rob Austin had his awful weekend continue when his car was hit off the line, leaving it stranded in the infield for the rest of the race.

Full results from this race are on TSL Timing’s website as usual By Marc Waller

Plato (photo by Marc Waller) Finish (photo by Marc Waller)

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