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BTCC Race 2: Turkington doubles up with second Snetterton win

Sunday, August 14 2022

Colin Turkington secured his second Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship victory of the day with an composed drive to beat West Surrey Racing teammate Jake Hill at Snetterton this afternoon.

The Northern Irishman made the decisive move to seal his third win of 2022 early on after starting from pole and holding the inside line through Riches into the Wilson hairpin. Hill made a superb start from alongside him on the front row however, and the duo ran side by side for much of the opening lap, giving each other just enough space from the first corner and into the infield section through Palmer, Agostini and Hamilton.

As the two BMW 330e M Sports emerged through Oggies and Williams onto the Bentley Straight, there was still nothing to choose between them as they ran doorhandle to doorhandle towards the esses at Brundle and Nelson. Hill held the seemingly advantageous inside line for the first section, but Turkington just managed to nose ahead and run first as the field streamed through Bomb Hole and Coram for the first time.

From there, Turkington and Hill surged off into the distance, seemingly in a class of their own. Despite Hills best efforts though, the four-time champion was able to withstand any pressure even in the wake of a mid-race safety car period to clear Gordon Shedden's stricken Honda. Turkington even managed to extend the gap over his young teammate late on to cross the line just over a second clear.

Benhind them, the top-five was unchanged with Tom Ingram once again completing the podium in his Hyundai. Ingram attempted to pass Hill and Turkington early on but there was no room for him to pass and he had to settle into order behind them. Adam Morgan and Stephen Jelley retained fourth and fifth in the order in a repeat of their race one results.

Behind that, Ricky Collard scored his best result of the season for Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with a solid drive to sixth whilst Jason Plato produced another strong performance to take seventh. Daniel Rowbottom was eighth ahead of Ashley Sutton who will start race three from reverse grid pole. Ash Hand completed the top-10.

Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, Snetterton, Race 2, Result

1. Colin Turkington, Team BMW, BMW 330e M Sport, 14 laps
2. Jake Hill, ROKiT MB Motorsport, BMW 330e M Sport, +1.287s
3. Tom Ingram, Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8, Hyundai i30N, +4.872s
4. Adam Morgan, Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport, BMW 330e M Sport, +5.919s
5. Stephen Jelley, Team BMW, BMW 330e M Sport, +6.310s
6. Ricky Collard, Toyota Gazoo Racing UK, Toyota Corolla, +8.634s
7. Jason Plato, Rich Energy BTC Racing, Honda Civic Type R, +9.838s
8. Daniel Rowbottom, Halfords Racing with Cataclean, Honda Civic Type R, +10.477s
9. Ashley Sutton, NAPA Racing UK, Ford Focus ST, +10.717s
10. Ash Hand, CarStore with Power Maxed Racing, Vauxhall Astra, +14.191s

For full timings and results from this weekend's event, please click here.