Colin Turkington claimed his second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship win of the season in the final race of the day at Thruxton.
The Team BMW driver – despite starting well behind his pole position slot – made the perfect getaway to head Jack Goff‘s fast-starting Honda Civic Type-R.
Turkington would be untroubled for the remainder of the 16-lap race, winning by a comfortable cushion of 2.5s.
The story behind him was the charge of championship leader, Tom Ingram, who extended his gap at the top to 17 points.
The Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis moved by the similar car of Rob Austin before dispatching the Honda of Goff heading into the Complex on lap nine.
Ingram started the chase of Turkington’s lead, but the Northern Irishman would hang on, Goff taking a second podium of the day ahead of reigning champion Gordon Shedden.
Austin fended off a charging Ashley Sutton in the closing laps, race two winner Rob Collard next up ahead of the Mercedes A-Class duo of Aiden Moffat and Adam Morgan.
Matt Neal enjoyed the most action having rounded out the top 10, despite the Dynamics driver starting 29th on the grid.
Jeff Smith survived a lurid spin at Village corner, the Eurotech Civic narrowly missed by the looming pack.
Luke Davenport was another to suffer an off, Jason Plato retiring from the race.
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