Colin Turkington wins the final race of the day at Thruxton
West Surrey Racing’s Colin Turkington won his second race of the season in the third race of the day at Thruxton, leading from lights-to-flag and moving to third in the drivers’ standings.
Turkington started from pole position and led into the first corner, while Eurotech’s Jack Goff overtook Rob Austin’s Toyota for second at Campbell.
Austin slipped back another position on lap two to the Speedworks Toyota of Tom Ingram, with Honda’s Gordon Shedden proceeding to hound Austin’s Toyota over the first half of the race.
Shedden made his move on lap eighth, while Ingram overtook Goff for second on lap nine and began to slowly close in on Turkington.
There was as a dramatic near-miss on lap 11 as Power Maxed’s Tom Chilton overtook Eurotech’s Jeff Smith for tenth, with Smith spinning as he tried to keep in touch, sliding across the circuit twice and was almost collected by Motorbase’s Mat Jackson.
Turkington went on to win the race two-and-a-half seconds clear of Ingram, with Goff completing the podium.
Shedden finished fourth ahead of Austin, who was defending against Ash Sutton’s Subaru up until the end.
BMW’s Rob Collard was next, followed by the Mercedes pair of Aiden Moffat and Adam Morgan, with Matt Neal going from last to tenth, passing Chilton on the final lap in his Team Dynamics Honda.
Tom Ingram continues to lead the championship on 131 points, with Shedden second on 114, two ahead of Turkington.
The next round of the championship is in two weeks’ time at Oulton Park.