Reigning British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington makes further inroads in the 2015 title race after taking his second win in succession for Team BMR at Snetterton.

The Volkswagen CC driver's third victory of the season has subsequently moved him into second position in the championship ahead of Team Dynamics' Gordon Shedden, who hit drama in the second race and failed to score any points.

Turkington made another blistering getaway from pole-position and retained his lead despite sharing the front row with WSR's Sam Tordoff, aboard the RWD BMW 1 Series.

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Tordoff threw away a golden opportunity to steal the lead after making a terrible start from second position. WIX Racing's Adam Morgan and WSR team mate Andy Priaulx were there to pick up the pieces as they inherited second and third.

As the leaders settled in to a relatively orderly formation, the rest of the pack did not - leading to an incident packed opening lap.

Rob Collard's weekend took another cruel twist when the WSR driver got caught in the opening lap skirmish, which dropped him to the back of the field. Collard limped to the pits and later rejoined but the damage was done and failed to score any points.

The two Honda Civic Type-R's became the next high profile casualties to drop out of the race. Shedden and Matt Neal ended up colliding with each other whilst the pair were trying to avoid the contact around them.

Team BMR's Aron Smith didn't last much longer and was forced to drag his severely 'crabbing' Volkswagenn CC back to the pits with rear suspension damage.

Back at the front, Turkington duly took the opportunity to make a bolt for it and left Morgan, Priaulx, Tordoff and Jason Plato in his wake.

Morgan soaked up lap upon lap of prolonged pressure from the chasing trio behind but did not put a foot wrong and held on for his fourth podium of the year.

The Mercedes A-Class driver's final lap was made slightly easier when Team BMR's Plato unleashed one final attack on Priaulx for third. That gave Morgan some vital breathing space following a superb defensive effort.

Plato could fare no better than fourth despite looking to be a threat after the 92-time race winner dispatched of Tordoff midway through the race.

Both of the Triple Eight MG's came home in tandem with Jack Goff beating Andrew Jordan to sixth.

Mat Jackson capitalised upon Tom Ingram's last lap demise to give Motorbase their first top-ten result since returning from a enforced sabbatical.

Rob Austin made his first appearance in the top-ten in ninth while AmD Tuning's Mike Bushell finished tenth.

Notably, Barry Horne - whilst filling in for Alex Martin - scored Team Dextra's first ever BTCC points on his maiden appearance in the championship.

Derek Palmer was another to cross points paying positions threshold to give Paras Racing their first ever outright points despite all of their off-track problems.