WSR's Colin Turkington has drawn first blood at Brands Hatch after pipping his BTCC title rival Jason Plato by two-tenths during the first running of the weekend.

MG with Plato and Sam Tordoff had topped most of the wet session after setting the early pace but Turkington eventually grabbed the ascendency during the final third of the running as the times began to tumble slightly.

Turkington's 1 minute 44.007 second lap around the GP circuit was good enough to displace Plato from the top-spot by two-tenths while the former double BTCC-champion enjoyed a mammoth six-tenth gap ahead of his team mate Tordoff.

Outgoing champion Andrew Jordan was fourth for Pirtek Racing ahead of the factory Honda effort of Gordon Shedden in fifth.

Next up was Silverstone's race three winner Mat Jackson in his Airwaves Focus to complete the top six while BMR's Jack Goff was seventh.

Yuasa Honda's Matt Neal was eighth and over a second off the pace ahead of Dave Newsham and BMR's Alain Menu who both completed the top ten.

Rob Collard was 14th in his repaired BMW 1 Series following his massive Silverstone crash two-weeks ago.


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