PERFECT 10: COLIN TURKINGTON (8/10)
Colin Turkington claimed the first ever Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victory for Subaru after producing a lights-to-flag performance in the opening contest at Oulton Park to become winner number eight of the campaign.
The double BTCC champion made a decent getaway from pole position and was able to resist the attentions of Sam Tordoff’s Team JCT600 with GardX BMW in the early running, before gradually stretching away in the latter stages.
It was an historic result for the Japanese marque which had endured a baptism of fire on its introduction to Britain’s biggest motor sport series. Challenging weekends at Brands Hatch and Donington Park were followed by the team pulling out of the Thruxton event due to safety concerns with its fuel system. Tireless hard work, updates to the car and a two-day test have since led to an impressive turnaround, culminating in this fantastic result at the Cheshire circuit.
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