Croft: Turkington: Subaru getting stronger 'all the time'

Colin Turkington: Croft is just about putting the three sectors together and not being too greedy. That's what I was able to do.
Silverline Subaru BMR Racing's Colin Turkington has heaped praise upon the ever continuing development of the Levorg after romping to his second British Touring Car Championship pole position in a row at Croft.

Just as the double BTCC champion managed two weeks earlier at Oulton Park, Turkington seized the high ground early during the red-flag delayed 30-minute shootout and never looked back.

The session entered a brief stoppage while the marshals cleared the damage from Matt Neal and Rob Collard's first sector skirmish but the hiatus failed to derail Turkington's devastating rhythm, who made the most of running without any success ballast.

The margin of Turkington's advantage eventually stretched to almost 0.4s ahead of Eurotech Racing's Daniel Lloyd in second while Jason Plato had to settle for fourth.

"The performance is really good at the moment," Turkington told "The car is getting stronger all the time. I'm really enjoying driving the car. Croft is somewhere where we thought we could be strong so it's nice to get the job done and get pole position.

"I felt I had a really good car underneath me. I think I was as close as you can get to a really good car. Croft is just about putting the three sectors together and not being too greedy. That's what I was able to do.

"Once I set the stall out early in the session I was able to repeat it. I felt strong."

Turkington already has an enviable record of eleven wins around the North Yorkshire circuit and says that 'bank of knowledge' helps as the Ulsterman seeks to extend his purple patch in form.

"I don't what it is but I seem to go well here. I've got a bank of knowledge to dip into which helps but I'm just really pleased with the team. They've really improved this car so this is a great reward for everyone."

Having gained vital knowledge of running at the front of the field at Oulton Park, Turkington believes his Subaru outfit are now in a better position to fine-tune the Levorg in-between the first and second race.

"We haven't done too many long runs in free practice but we've got a good balance in the car so that's a good place to start. We'll keep working hard this evening to give ourselves the best chance for tomorrow," the Subaru driver continued.

"We've just got to take it one step at a time and see how the day plays out. We know how to change the car now between races one and two. But we're just putting all of our focus into race one for now."

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