West Surrey Racing's Sam Tordoff makes the most of an audacious first corner move to record his first British Touring Car Championship win of the 2016 season at Oulton Park.

The BMW 125i M Sport driver's fifth career BTCC makes Tordoff the ninth different winner of the season so far.

Tordoff's win was made possible after swooping around the outside of Colin Turkington during the first corner following a textbook getaway.

An early safety car denied Tordoff the opportunity in making an early bolt away from the chasing Subarus but it wasn't long before the BMW could stamp its authority.

Tordoff's eventual winning margin was 1.638s ahead of Turkington as they crossed the line.

Turkington was shadowed by his team mate Jason Plato for the entirety of the race and while Plato threatened early on the duo of Subaru Levorgs settled into a 2-3 formation finish.

Reigning champion Gordon Shedden was fourth after resisting a late charge from the Toyota Avensis of Tom Ingram in fifth.

It was behind the top-five where the majority of action occurred. A frenetic multi-car battle went the way of MG's Josh Cook in sixth but it didn't come without controversy.

While Cook and Matt Neal disputed sixth, Rob Collard - after producing a monumental fightback through the order - latched on the pair while carrying a huge speed advantage.

As Collard made his way past Cook, the pair collided at turn one, leaving the former with a puncture and out of contention.

Cook somehow held onto seventh ahead of Honda's Neal while Andrew Jordan, Jack Goff and Mat Jackson completed the remainder of the top-ten.

 

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