West Surrey Racing's Andy Priaulx has taken his second British Touring Car Championship win of the season after passing Mat Jackson before the Motorbase Performance driver retired from the second Silverstone race with a puncture.

Jackson led away from pole position but Priaulx - who immediately surged into second after starting in third - didn't allow the Ford Focus to gallop away like he did in the opening race.

Priaulx wasn't alone in his pursuit of Jackson as Jack Goff and Aron Smith latched onto the rear of the WSR BMW 125i M Sport to form a leading quartet while Triple Eight's Andrew Jordan became detached in fifth.

By lap six, Jackson - still unable to shake off the chasing pack - became increasingly exposed at the front of the field with Priaulx applying the pressure as he snapped at the Motorbase Ford's heels.

As Priaulx grew ever closer, the leading quartet became divided into two separate groups as MG's Goff and BMR Smith's battle for third began to hinder their quest for the win.

It didn't take long for Priaulx to press his advantage home when a superior exit from Copse Corner gave the triple world champion the high ground into the following right hander.

Undeterred by Priaulx's move, Jackson lurked behind the BMW driver for the next few laps but an untimely puncture cost the race one victor any chance of doubling his Silverstone tally.

Triple Eight's Goff subsequently inherited second while Volkswagen's Smith jumped onto the podium for the first time this weekend.

Like Jackson, Triple Eight's Jordan also saw a puncture dash any hopes of a strong finish. The MG driver was within touching distance of claiming but a last lap deflation undone all of his hard work.

That promoted championship leader Gordon Shedden up a position into fourth, directly ahead of his Team Dynamics Honda team mate Matt Neal in fifth.

Sam Tordoff was the next West Surrey Racing BMW in sixth after fending off Team BMR's Jason Plato in seventh.

Colin Turkington, James Cole and Rob Collard completed the top ten order in eighth, ninth and tenth.

Ninth place for Cole has also handed the Motorbase driver pole position for race three following the reverse grid draw.



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