BTCC – Turkington makes it two out of two in race two!

Turkington leads the MGs again (photo by Marc Waller)Colin Turkington has taken his second win of the day at Rockingham, this time taking a lights to flag victory. Jason Plato was second this time from MG KX Clubcard Fuel save teammate Tordoff.

Tordoff was also passed by Alain Menu on the first lap but repassed him on lap three. More action on the first lap came from Andrew Jordan and Adam Morgan gently colliding which sent Jordan across the grass but he re-joined safely.

Giovanardi was closing in on fourth as Menu and Tordoff swapped but found himself hit by his Airwaves team mate Jackson the two having already made contact in race one. Andrew Jordan however was on soft tyres and after his earlier off closed back on the front runners easily passing Jackson and Menu. Rob Austin was back to the pace he’d hoped for at Rockingham and also passed Jackson and Menu. So at the line it was Turkington, Plato, Tordoff, Jordan, Austin, Menu and Jackson.

Jordan trying to hold off Menu (photo by Marc Waller)Hunter abbott continues to impress with tenth place (photo by Marc Waller)Jackson gave it everything but it wasnt enough for a podium (photo by Marc Waller)Plato took second this time (photo by Marc Waller)Shedden recovered from his first lap incident with eighth to finish just ahead of Rob Collard going well in the Ebay BMW. Also going well for the second race running was Hunter Abbott. He took his Alcosense Racing Audi to tenth overall his best BTCC finish yet. He was asked to draw the reverse grid for race three but sadly drew out Menu for pole leaving Abbott in the tenth place he finished in. A great result is still very possible from there though and he will be one to watch in the final race of the day.

Giovanardi eventually ended up eleventh after slipping down the order. Martin Depper was twelfth, an excellent result for the second Pirtek driver who has been unable to match team mate Jordan’s pace. Jack Goff was thirteenth for Chrome Editon restart racing ahead of Matt Neal, who hasn’t been having a good day. Taking the final point was Jack Clarke in his Crabbie’s racing Ford Focus. Full results on TSL By Marc Waller

The team celebrate as Tuurkington crosses the line (photo by Marc Waller) Deja Vu as Turkington celebrates again (photo by Marc Waller) race two podium (photo by Marc Waller)

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