BMW put in a strong performance at the British Touring Car Championship event on the Knockhill Circuit in Scotland on August 26. Andrew Jordan in the #77 West Surrey Racing 125i M Sport won race two and finished third in race three, and his teammate Colin Turkington in 125i #02 finished second in both races one and three. Both racers also scored points-paying fourth-place finishes; Jordan was fourth in race one and Turkington was fourth in race two.
Races one and two were run in the rain. Subaru’s Ash Sutton won race one, finishing 1.2 seconds ahead of Turkington. Suttton also crossed the finish line first in the rain-shortened race two, ahead of Toyota racer Tom Ingram. But both Sutton and Ingram were disqualified post-race because of ride-height violations, promoting Jordan to first and Turkington to fourth. The win in the third race, run in drying conditions, went to Tom Chilton in a Ford Focus.
As Sutton and Ingram are Turkington’s key rivals for the drivers’ title the exclusions in race two have boosted the BMW racer’s edge in the standings with two three-race events remaining in the season. The series runs at Silverstone on September 15-16 and then stages its finale at Brands Hatch on September 29-30.