Rob Collard says his series of race ending incidents are ruining his 2015 British Touring Car Championship campaign after another inter-team WSR incident forced him out of the action at Snetterton in race one.

Collard and West Surrey Racing team mate Sam Tordoff came to blows during the first corner of the opening lap when Tordoff misjudged his braking and locked up into the rear of his BMW colleague.

The 46-year old recognised it was a genuine mistake from Tordoff but was still frustrated to spend yet another race confined to the sidelines.

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"Yes absolutely, it was just a shame it was my team mate. It's the second it's happened this season now and it's frustrating," said Collard.

"It wasn't intentional, I don't believe for one second that it was intentional. It was just a misjudgement on Sam's [Tordoff] part.

"It's ruining my season for me really. It's the third time this year I've been taken out and the second time by one of my team mates. It's one of the problems with RWD BMW's."

Collard received further contact from the chasing pack at the following corner but said that had no impact on his impending retirement.

The West Surrey Racing driver was able to limp back to pits but made no attempt in trying to rejoin the race.

"It was all done during turn one. I got a slight little bit of contact at turn 2 but I was coming into the corner with a puncture and was just trying to get out of the way and avoid more contact - it was damage limitation at that," Collard continued.

"Yes, the team are working hard but we run out of time in race one basically and we knew we weren't going to be classified, so we just saved the tyres and get the car in early to get a full repair."