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Turkington hits top three.

Colin Turkington has climbed up to third in the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship standings after securing his fourth win of the campaign at Oulton Park.

The Team RAC driver also secured two Independents' victories in the three races to strengthen his position at the head of the Independents' standings heading into the final three rounds of the season.

Turkington had qualified in eighth place at the wheel of his BMW 320si and managed to battle his way up to fourth place during the opening race, securing Independents' honours in the process.

The Northern Irishman made a fine start to race two to jump up to second place behind Jason Plato and he then hit the front of lap two when Plato slowed with a mechanical issue. From that point onwards, Turkington was never challenged as he stormed to victory at the Cheshire venue.

Seventh place in race three saw Turkington pick up points in all three races of the weekend and allowed him to climb to third in the championship behind defending champion Fabrizio Giovanardi and Plato.

“It's been another fantastic day for myself and for Team RAC with two Independents victories and an outright win overall,” he said. “The team have worked hard to give me a great car today - the best all season and I'm delighted to reward them with another high scoring day.”

Team-mate Stephen Jelley picked up one top-ten finish from the three races but he admitted he was disappointed not to secure more points from the weekend.

“I am a little disappointed not to have picked up more points today,” he said. “It was difficult coming back to a circuit I have driven in a single-seater but not in a touring car as I had to re-learn the circuit.

“However the car is feeling really good right now and I'm constantly learning and getting more confident as the season progresses.”


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