Defending British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington is hopeful he can maintain his winning form into the following two races following a near-faultless race one victory at Snetterton.

The Volkswagen CC driver perfectly controlled the opening race from start to finish ahead of Aron Smith and Jason Plato, who completed a dominant Team BMR 1-2-3 result - a landmark first in the team's brief history.

It was only Turkington's second triumph of his 2014 championship defence and a first since Donington Park back in April.

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"You've got to focus 100% of the time. Obviously, in hindsight, I had great pace and the race looked easy. But at the start of the race you don't know what's going to happen," said Turkington.

"I was on the soft tyre and there's a question mark over degredation so you're constantly managing the race and trying to stay on top of things. Pleased to start the day with a win by converting my pole position in strong fashion."

The Team BMR driver ran the soft rubber during the first race but explained the data collected from the July tyre test led him to a sense of confidence amid the favourably warm conditions.

"We simulated that here during the July test and generally when it gets the warmer the soft tyre works better. Of course it's easier when you're leading you can manage things more so I just thought race one was best time to use it," Turkington continued.

"We'll have to change the car a little bit [for race two]. We changed it for the soft's so we'll have to go back a bit but I can take the information from my team mates and get feedback on how their cars handled and hopefully still keep a fast car.

Echoing Plato's comments from yesterday, Turkington exclaimed the crushing Team BMR form hasn't just happened by accident.

"It shows how far the team has come. When you have the right ingredients you can create a really strong team. We're all enjoying ourselves and I think that counts for a lot," Turkington concluded.