Colin Turkington turns the screws in BTCC title race

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Colin Turkington took another step towards the British Touring Car Championship title with two more victories at Croft on Sunday.

The BMW driver started from pole in both races and pulled away from the field to seal a convincing double.

Turkington won the opening race by more than seven seconds, beating Honda’s Gordon Shedden and MG’s Jason Plato.

Shedden was Turkington’s closest challenger in the second race too with Honda’s Matt Neal finishing third.

“Gordon was definitely faster that time - it took the first third of the race to shake him off,” Turkington told the BTCC website after his second victory.

“The pressure was on all the way through - but as I’ve said before the hard work by the team is really paying off.

“As the race goes on you’re obviously losing grip, and I was pressing on to make sure the gap was comfortable.”