Colin Turkington has increased his lead in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship following an exciting day of racing at Rockingham.
The WSR BMW driver quickly passed Sam Tordoff in pole position at the start of race one, and despite an early safety car period - caused by the spinning Toyota of Lea Wood - kept the lead until the end of the race.
Turkington pushed his BMW M135i hard around the Rockingham circuit to break defending champion Andrew Jordan’s lap record with a new time of 1m23.508s
Coming in second and third place respectively were the MG6-driving duo of Sam Tordoff and Jason Plato.
It was Swiss driver Alain Menu who won the crowd’s affection in race one, however, after mounting an aggressive charge through the field which saw him move from 10th to 4th place.
Turkington’s dominance was proven once again in race two, when the 32-year-old again lead from start to finish, though the main action took place further down the field.