SNETTERTON QUALIFYING REPORT
BALLAST LADEN TURKINGTON POSITIVE ABOUT RACE DAY AS THE BTCC ROARS BACK TO LIFE
Colin Turkington will start race 1 tomorrow from P15 following a highly competitive qualifying session this afternoon. Hampered by the 75kgs success ballast, Turkington was happy with the balance of his BMW 1 series, but unable to climb up the order. With a few tenths making the difference between the 3rd and 7th row, it was another incredibly close session despite the long lap distance.
FOURTH ROW START FOR DIAMOND DOUBLE
The second qualifying of the day was a new addition onto the BTCC Saturday schedule for this weekend in order to celebrate the Championship’s Diamond Jubilee. Running ballast free and on the Standard compound tyre, this session decided the starting positions for tomorrow’s feature race – The Diamond Double.
Colin was very quickly the pace setter setting a lighting quick 1.55.4 lap, the fastest of the day so far, only to loose the time after a minor track limits infringement. He was luckily able to go again and recorded a time good enough for the fourth row of the grid.
With the rapid pace of the ballast free BMW clear to see, Turkington is looking forward to Sunday’s feature race and feels positive about what he can achieve throughout the day.