Darren Turner rebounded from his earlier disappointment at Knockhill to secure victory in the final race of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship weekend at the Scottish circuit.

Turner had qualified on pole position but was then forced to retire from the opening race after a coming together in race one and was denied a top six finish in race two after being forced wide on the penultimate lap at the hairpin following a strong run through the field.

The silver lining to that however was a place on the front row of the grid for race three, and when the lights went out, he made the best start to jump ahead of pole-sitter Andrew Jordan and keep the fast starting BMW of Rob Collard behind on the run into SEAT Curve for the first time. Behind, Collard slotted into second while Jordan managed to hold off Colin Turkington through Leslie's and into Scotsman to hold third. Turkington held fourth ahead of Gordon Shedden while Mat Jackson completed the top six.

On lap two, Turkington was forced wide through Carlube and slipped back to eighth place which in turn promoted Jackson, Matt Neal and Fabrizio Giovanardi up the order, while Tom Onslow-Cole battled ahead of Jason Plato into ninth; the earlier double winner then sitting in tenth place.

Out front, Turner was maintaining a slender advantage over Collard while Jordan was battling to keep Shedden behind. The fight for fifth between Jackson and Neal saw the Vauxhall man dive past at the Hairpin on lap five. Turkington meanwhile was attempting to atone for his off-track excursion and took seventh from Giovanardi.

On lap seven, Turkington was up to sixth as he made a move on Jackson at Carlube, with the BMW Dealer Team man being forced wide over the gravel, which also allowed Giovanardi slip through into seventh place on the run down to the Hairpin as the mid-field battled for position. Plato meanwhile was all over the back on Onslow-Cole in the fight for ninth but was finding it hard to find a way past the Vectra.

Collard was closing onto the rear of Turner as the SEAT man tried to back the pack up to aid Plato in coming through the field, but the tactic came to nothing when the 2001 champion was forced to retire on lap eight. Finally seeing the chance to make a move on Onslow-Cole, he went down the inside into the Hairpin and slid through but as the pair exited the corner, the Vectra made contact with the left-rear of the SEAT and send Plato spearing off into the wall on the outside of the circuit - putting him out of the race and bringing out the Safety Car.

Turner led the train behind the Safety Car ahead of Collard and Jordan, with Shedden fourth, Neal fifth and Turkington sixth. Giovanardi was seventh ahead of Jackson, while Tom Chilton and Steven Kane had now made it into the top ten.

When the race resumed, Turner - now free of any requirements to try and aid Plato - broke away at the front as Collard came under pressure from Jordan behind while Shedden was forced to take increasingly defensive lines to stay ahead of former team-mate Neal.

On lap 19, Neal tagged the back of Shedden through Carlube which slowed the Vauxhall enough to give Turkington behind the chance to attack, although the trio remained in the same positions as they came out of the Hairpin. Giovanardi however saw the chance to get up the inside of Turkington going up the start/finish straight although he was forced to back out of the move as Turkington squeezed him onto the grass which allowed Mat Jackson to find a way past into seventh.

Neal was continuing to push Shedden and again tagged the back of the Honda on lap 21, this time as the pair came through the Chicane. On the run up to Carlube, Turkington then went to try and make a move on Neal only to tag the Vectra, which in turn then made contact with Shedden's Honda. Both Neal and Shedden were forced across the gravel as a result which allowed Turkington to take fourth, Jackson to take fifth and Giovanardi to go sixth. Neal slipped to seventh, while Shedden was now ninth behind team-mate Chilton with Adam Jones tenth having battled ahead of Kane.

Turkington was quickly under pressure from Jackson for fourth as the top three broke away and he was forced wide through Butchers and cut the Chicane as Jackson made his move. Turkington then went wide at Carlube and contact ensured with Giovanardi and Neal. Both continued with Giovanardi in fifth and Neal still seventh after Chilton saw his chance to split the Vauxhalls while Turkington slipped well down the pack after being hung out to dry at the Hairpin and would eventually trail home outside the points.

That was to be the last major action of the race as Turner comfortably brought his Leon TDi home to a second win of the season, with Collard taking his first podium of the year and Jordan showing his Oulton Park heroics were no fluke by taking his second podium finish in as many meetings. Jackson took fourth ahead of Giovanardi and Chilton, while Neal, Shedden, Kane and Jones rounded out the top ten. Elsewhere, Onslow-Cole finished down in twelfth place while Turkington had to settle for 15th.

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