Colin Turkington has reigned supreme at the Oulton Park opener to record a historic first ever British Touring Car Championship win for Subaru while his BMR team mate Jason Plato makes it a double Levorg podium in third.

Turkington's first victory of the 2016 completes a near epic road to redemption from the Subaru outfit after BMR's turbulent Thruxton weekend.

The former double champion successfully converted Subaru's first ever pole position having crucially maintained his lead ahead of the equally as fast starting West Surrey Racing BMW of Sam Tordoff in second.

While Turkington and Tordoff established a handy gap to the rest, the battle for the final step on the rostrum became the highlight of the 15-lap encounter.

A lightning start from Plato allowed the Subaru driver to immediately leap into fifth before dispatching Eurotech Racing's Daniel Lloyd for fourth.

That meant it was a straight eight-lap showdown between Plato and reigning champion Gordon Shedden, who held third for the majority of the race.

For 13-laps Shedden was inch perfect in defence despite Plato throwing everything at the Honda Civic Type-R. But Shedden's resistance was finally broken as Plato managed to engineer an overlap out of the final corner.

Shedden held onto fourth ahead of Speedworks Motorsport's Tom Ingram, who demoted Eurotech Racing's Lloyd very late in the game.

 

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