BTCC 2015 race report: Snetterton
Source : BTCC 2015 race report: Snetterton
Jack Goff takes his maiden BTCC race win, yet of which was Colin Turkington’s day at Snetterton
Defending British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington made of which two out of three victories at Snetterton of which weekend.
The 2014 champion converted his pole position into a win for the opening race, followed home by teammates Aron Smith as well as Jason Plato for a Team BMR podium lockout. Turkington was never troubled throughout the race, as Smith as well as Plato were left in is actually dust to squabble over second as well as third, that has a one-second gap between the pair for the majority of the race.
Meanwhile, the MG of Andrew Jordan kept pace with the Volkswagens as well as continued to hound Plato all the way to the finish. Former World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx got in on the act as well as diverted Jordan’s attention by Plato by closing up to finish fifth, while Honda driver Matt Neal rounded off the top six places.
Thanks to his blistering pace within the first race as well as subsequent fastest lap, Turkington commenced race two on pole position. as well as despite carrying the extra maximum success ballast for his victorious efforts by race one, he continued his faultless drive in race two to Yet again take the chequered flag.
The poleman was aided by a less than sterling getaway by second-on-the-grid Sam Tordoff in his BMW 125i, who bogged down as well as slipped behind the Mercedes A-Class of Adam Morgan as well as Andy Priaulx.
Chaos ensued further back within the field, as Honda teammates Matt Neal as well as Gordon Shedden made contact with each different going into Hamilton corner halfway around the opening lap. The impact sent Shedden spiralling into the barrier as well as ending his race.
During the second lap, Aron Smith as well as Dave Newsham collided at Hamilton corner too, the damage proving terminal for both cars. As the race settled down, Turkington stayed within the zone all the way to the finish as well as led home Morgan, Priaulx, Plato as well as Tordoff.
Elsewhere, MG teammates Jack Goff as well as Andrew Jordan finished sixth as well as seventh, while Mat Jackson brought his Motorbase Ford Focus home in eighth.
The third as well as final race saw Jack Goff take his maiden BTCC race victory of his career as well as MG’s first race win of the season.
Goff made the most of his reverse grid pole position as well as led every lap of the race, soaking up the pressure as well as finishing ahead of Jason Plato as well as third-placed Andy Priaulx.
Priaulx made an expert overtake on Plato around the outside of Riches on the opening lap, yet Plato showed his vast experience by re-taking second place back by Priaulx, after utilising his inside line gently squeezing the BMW within the esses.
During of which fight, Goff extended his gap at the front to 1.9sec as well as held of which margin until the penultimate lap when Plato commenced to close in on the MG.
Sam Tordoff couldn’t quite get within overtaking distance on Priaulx as well as settled for fourth place, while Andrew Jordan finished fifth as well as kept his championship chances alive. Elsewhere, Mat Jackson made an excellent pass on the in-form Colin Turkington to round off the top six.
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