West Surrey Racing left Knockhill this weekend in celebratory mood as they maintained their leadership in the Manufacturers’ Standing, finishing with a total of 589 points after three fantastic races. Technical sponsor Physical Digital, the UK’s leading 3D scanning company, is delighted at the Surrey-based race firm’s winning streak.
Qualifying – Saturday 12th August
Colin Turkington and Rob Collard managed to bag 3rd and 4th place in Qualifying on Saturday despite the rocky weather conditions.
Racing with a ballast of 66kg, Turkington was one of the first drivers to venture onto the track with his quickest lap time of 52.912 seconds, only 0.3 seconds off qualifying winner, Jason Plato.
Collard was fortunate enough to finish in 4th after facing a tricky start due to a technical issue. During the qualifying lap, two red flags caused delays which enabled Rob’s engineers to repair his BMW 125i M Sport to get him back on the track where he was determined to gain a good qualifying position. Collard’s position of 4th was his best qualifying result of the BTCC season so far.
Andrew Jordan was initially in P3 during qualifying before making the decision to switch to slick tyres which cost him his front grid position. Andrew was faced with a slower car on his last lap because of traffic, which meant he was unable to improve on his final run, therefore finding himself in 17th place.
Race day – Sunday 13th August
Turkington finished on the podium after every race this weekend, gaining a historic 250th podium win for West Surrey Racing following Race Two’s result. In Race Three, Colin started eighth due to the reverse grid but managed to quickly get ahead and finish in 3rd position. Colin’s successful racing weekend meant the two time BTCC champion established a four-point advantage of the head of the 2017 championship.
Collard began the race weekend on a high, finishing the first two races in 4th. However, in the third race, Rob went off track after making contact with Gordon Shedden’s car, failing to gain his original podium finish. Despite not achieving a podium finish, Collard maintains his title of being the only BTCC driver to finish in the points at every race this year.
Andrew Jordan had a tough day qualifying so was determined to gain points during the three races on Sunday. In Race One, Andrew managed to climb up 4 positions to gain 13th place so felt hopeful for Race Two. However, involvement in a multi-car incident caused significant damage to Andrew’s car which meant he couldn’t restart the race so therefore did not finish. Race Three saw Andrew climb from 30th to 13th, showcasing Andrew’s expert overtaking skills, and helping him maintain his seventh position place in the Drivers’ Championship.
The Drivers’ Standings for BMW are as follows:
Colin Turkington - 1st
Rob Collard - 4th
Andrew Jordan - 7th
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