The BMW driver dominated race 2 after taking the lead in the early stages and comfortably finished ahead of Matt Neal to take the lead of the championship!
Turkington made a good start and was 4th by the end of lap 1. He then passed Sam Tordoff’s Motorbase on lap 2 and then picked off his teammate Andrew Jordan on lap 3. Turkington then made the move for the lead on lap 5 passing Tom Chilton into the final corner. He finished 5.3 seconds ahead of Matt Neal to take his first win of the season.
This was a very emotional week for Turkington as his mother had passed away last week and dedicated this race win to her.
Matt Neal had an average start compared to the Fords and BMW’s but his race pace improved as the race went on and passed Andrew Jordan for 3rd on lap 5 and Tom Chilton on lap 8. He was too far behind Turkington to put pressure on him so accepted 2nd and is now up to 4th in the championship.
Andrew Jordan made the better start at the front but couldn’t pass Chilton into turn 1 and was stuck behind the Motorbase for the rest of the race with Chilton finishing 3rd with Jordan in 4th.
Dan Cammish, Aiden Moffat, Josh Cook and Brett Smith all had incidents on lap 1 and ruined all of their races.
Sam Tordoff didn’t have the pace of his teammate but was defending 5th position from a huge gaggle of cars. However, on lap 12, Tordoff’s car caught fire bringing an abrupt end to a decent haul of points.
Elsewhere, Adam Morgan finished in 11th position and now drops to 2nd in the championship with Tom Ingram one position in front of Morgan in 10th but drops to 6th in the standings.
Rob Austin will start on reverse grid pole for race 3.