West Surrey Racing's Sam Tordoff has maintained his current rich vein of form after delivering a commanding performance to win his second British Touring Car Championship in as many weekend's at Croft.

Tordoff, like in the first race, made a faultless getaway from pole position ahead of his BMW team mate Andy Priaulx, who slotted into second with Team BMR's Jason Plato immediately snapping at the 1 Series' heels.

It didn't take long for Tordoff to make the break he needed as Priaulx soon began to feel the ill-effects of running the soft tyre on maximum success ballast.

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The Volkswagen CC of Plato very quickly took advantage of the slightly hampered BMW of Priaulx and barged his through into second by the end of the third lap.

Unfortunately for Plato, the 92-time race winner could do nothing about Tordoff's clockwork like race pace, which allowed his former Triple Eight MG team mate to establish over a two-second gap back the VW.

Nevertheless, second position for Plato signifies a much needed Croft renaissance after what has so far been a disastrous weekend for the double champion.

Defending champion Colin Turkington also scored his podium of the weekend in third as he came close to demoting his BMR team mate late in the race.

WSR's Priaulx also refused to relent from applying the pressure in the hope of picking up a race two podium despite carrying a colossal amount of ballast on the soft tyre. He ended up fourth ahead of Honda's Gordon Shedden in fifth.

The Team Dynamics racer grabbed fifth off WSR's Rob Collard the hard way after the the pair traded paintwork during a high speed interlock of the BMW and the Honda Civic Type R.

Audi's Rob Austin trailed the battling duo by five-tenths in seventh while he enjoyed a five-second back to Tom Ingram in eighth.

For the second race in succession the Mercedes A Class of Adam Morgan finished ninth as MG's Jack Goff completed the top-ten in tenth.