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Colin Turkington delighted with landmark pole

Colin Turkington admitted he was delighted to secure his 25th career pole after topping the times in qualifying for the second meeting of the BTCC season.

The WSR driver headed a 1-2-3-4 for BMW in the session ahead of WSR team-mates Jake Hill and Stephen Jelley, and the Ciceley-run car of Adam Morgan.

It marked the 100th pole for an NGTC-spec car in the series and the first time that WSR had ever locked out the front three places on the grid.

Turkington will now seek to challenge for a first win of the year to make up ground from his current position of eighth in the standings.

“It’s always good to be at the sharp end,” he said. “Coming to Brands Hatch, we knew it would be close, but what has helped us is the resurfacing at Paddock Hill and Graham Hill Bend which has taken away our bad corner.

“We worked on the balance and the car was very good. It was all about letting it flow and not overdriving the car, and I’m really pleased with that lap.

“Track position is important and we’re in the best place possible for race day.”