BTCC at Oulton Park: Victories for Simpson, Turkington, Collard
Matt Simpson (Honda Civic Type R), Colin Turkington (BMW 125i M Sport) and Rob Collard (BMW 125i M Sport) are the race winners of three BTCC races at Oulton Park, in the fourth round of the 2018 British Touring Car Championship season. Simpson became the BTCC race winner for the first time in a career, Turkington celebrated 46th win while Collard scored his 15th victory.
Maiden victory for Matt Simpson
A day after he secured his maiden pole position in the British premier touring car competition, Matt Simpson brings Simpson Racing’s #303 Honda Civic Type R to his maiden BTCC victory after a flawless performance at Oulton Park’s 2.23-mile circuit.
Behind his back, Motorbase teammates Sam Tordoff and Tom Chilton swapped positions. After fifteen laps, Tom Chilton finished second in the #3 Ford Focus RS for his first podium of the season. Sam Tordoff lost the third place to Andrew Jordan in #77 Pirtek Racing’s BMW 125i M Sport. Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Matt Neal started fifth and ended in the same position.
Turkington dedicated a victory to his mother
Team BMW’s Colin Turkington finished in the sixth place in Race 1. Starting from P6 in the Race 2, he quickly progressed to P2 and then chased a leader Tom Chilton. After taking the lead, Turkington never looked back and secured his 46th BTCC win in a career. Turkington dedicated the victory to his mother, who passed away last week.
Tom Chilton recorded one more podium, finishing in the third place, behind Matt Neal, who crossed the finish line 5.372 seconds behind Turkington. Andrew Jordan was good again, finishing in the fourth place, ahead of James Cole in Motorbase Ford Focus. Rob Collard was sixth and Rob Austin was seventh, getting a pole position for Race 3 in the reversed grid draw.
1-2-3 for BMW in the third race
Rob Collard made a great start and retook the lead from pole-sitter Rob Austin in the third race and stayed in front until the end, clinching his 15th BTCC victory in a career. Collard’s #5 BMW 125i M Sport was leading a 1-2-3 victory for BMW, with Andrew Jordan finishing second and Colin Turkington behind him.
The pole-sitter Rob Austin retired with a broken driveshaft on his Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff finished in the fourth place, ahead of Adam Morgan in Ciceley Motosport’s Mercedes.