Team BMW's Colin Turkington has extended his British Touring Car Championship points lead to over 40 points after heavily outscoring his title rivals at Knockhill.

The two-time BTCC champion arrived at Knockhill with a four-point lead over Tom Ingram in second. However, that gap has now increased to 43-points over Ingram, while reigning champion Ashley Sutton sits 51-points back in third.

Turkington never left the top-four in each of the three races, while Sutton and Ingram were both hit with post-race exclusions from the second race after both of their cars failed the mandatory ride-height test.

"I’m very pleased with my weekend. Fourth and two second place finishes is an excellent score. In these circumstances and type of weather it’s very difficult out there," said Turkington.

"I didn’t know what to expect in the morning. You don’t set your expectations too high. I knew from pretty early on that we had a racy car. You could see that from race one. I was able to go forward.

"We just played to our strengths all weekend. We didn’t have the fastest car, but we had a good car and that meant I go forward, particularly in race one and three.

"Race two was more difficult but the conditions were so dangerous and risky that I had to keep a bit in hand."

The BMWs had previously struggled during the previous wet running at Snetterton, but Turkington felt that was an 'isolated case' as the 1 Series proved to be one of the strongest packages in the torrential rain at Knockhill.

"I think we’ve got our head around that a little bit. We’ve had no problem in the wet before from years gone by. We were very fast at Brands Hatch Indy in the wet," Turkington continued.

"At Snetterton we struggled, but we knew that was an isolated case. We knew there was a quick car there in the wet and it was clear today. We have a good package."

 

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