Colin Turkington revels in classy British Touring Car double at Oulton Park

Colin Turkington
Colin Turkington

Colin Turkington has described his double at Oulton Park as “stunning”.

Turkington leads the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for the first time since his 2009 title success following his dominant double at the Cheshire track.

The Portadown driver at the wheel of an Ebay Motors BMW dictated proceedings from the outset, securing pole position in a damp qualifying session ahead of Jason Plato and Gordon Shedden.

He went on to enjoy a one-two finish in the opening race in perfect conditions as he held off a sustained challenge from team-mate Rob Collard.

Turkington doubled up in commanding fashion as he stormed to his fourth win of the season in the second race.

Irishman Aron Smith scored a second career victory in the final race, leading from lights-to-flag in treacherous conditions after a deluge of rain descended on the circuit shortly before the start.

“It has been stunning as races like that are never easy,” Turkington said.

“It might look as though it is easy but I can assure it is definitely not. It is absolutely vital that when you have got a fast car that you maximise every opportunity, so I am delighted with the wins.”