British Touring Car Championship Race @ Donington Park, VW On Pole


Published on April 19th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


British Touring Car Championship Race @ Donington Park, VW On Pole

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Colin Turkington has claimed pole position for today’s opening British Touring Car Championship race at Donington Park ahead of Gordon Shedden and Jason Plato. The fastest time in qualifying completed a clean sweep of sessions for Turkington’s Team BMR outfit, although in truth his claiming of pole came as something of a surprise with his team-mate Plato having dominated the day’s earlier practice sessions.

In a frantic half hour, the reigning champion posted his fastest time of 1:09.483s in the closing minutes of the session, and with neither Shedden or Plato able to usurp him will start from the front of the grid for round four of the championship.

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Adam Morgan put in a strong lap to secure fourth on the grid, ahead of Triple Eight’s Andrew Jordan, who twice spun during the session. The 2013 champion nevertheless retains fifth on the grid, ahead of his team’s 500th start in the championship.

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Top ten times

11Colin TURKINGTONTeam BMRVolkswagen CC171:09.483
252MGordon SHEDDENHonda Yuasa RacingHonda Civic Type R181:09.5390.056
399Jason PLATOTeam BMRVolkswagen CC191:09.5520.069
433Adam MORGANWIX RacingMercedes Benz A-Class191:10.0210.538
577MAndrew JORDANMG 888 RacingMG 6GT191:10.0290.546
666Josh COOKPower Maxed RacingChevrolet Cruze171:10.1190.636
725MMatt NEALHonda Yuasa RacingHonda Civic Type R191:10.1790.696
87CSam TORDOFFTeam JCT600 with GardXBMW 125i M Sport151:10.1930.710
916Aiden MOFFATLaser Tools RacingMercedes Benz A-Class211:10.2880.805
1017Dave NEWSHAMPower Maxed RacingChevrolet Cruze181:10.3370.854

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