West Surrey Racing pair to run soft tyres in first Oulton race

The West Surrey Racing pair of Colin Turkington and Andrew Jordan have gambled on running the soft tyre in the first of Oulton Park’s three races tomorrow.

The tyre choices for race day at Oulton Park, released after qualifying, reveal that Turkington, Jordan and Power Maxed Racing’s Jason Plato will be the only front runners to run the softer compound in the opening race.

They are in a group of only six drivers using the tyre in race one, as the vast majority of the grid will run the soft tyre in the second race.

This includes the Team Dynamics drivers, Matt Neal and Dan Cammish, the AmD Civics of Rory Butcher and Sam Tordoff and both Tom Ingram and Ash Sutton in the Toyota Corolla and Subaru Levorg respectively.

Only four drivers have opted to run the tyre in the third and final race.

The full tyre choices are as follows:

  • Race One: Colin Turkington, Jason Plato, Rob Smith, Ollie Jackson, Andrew Jordan, Matt Simpson
  • Race Two: Tom Chilton, Sam Osborne, Rory Butcher, Rob Collard, Stephen Jelley, Aiden Moffat, Senna Proctor, Jake Hill, Matt Neal, Dan Cammish, Nicolas Hamilton, Jack Goff, Dan Rowbottom, Adam Morgan, Carl Boardley, Josh Cook, Tom Ingram, Ash Sutton, Sam Tordoff, Michael Crees
  • Race Three: Mark Blundell, Tom Oliphant, Bobby Thompson, Chris Smiley