Rob Collard battles past Mat Jackson to win Donington BTCC race two

Rob Collard became the fifth different winner in the five 2016 British Touring Car Championship races so far with victory in his WSR BMW 125i M Sport at Donington Park

Rob Collard battles past Mat Jackson to win Donington BTCC race two

The 47-year-old leapt from sixth to third with an audacious move around the outside the opening turn of race two.

He tracked earlier winner Mat Jackson's Motorbase Performance Ford Focus and Tom Ingram's Toyota Avensis in the opening stages.

Collard passed Ingram for second on the back straight at two-thirds distance and then sliced inside Jackson for first place going into the chicane four tours later.

"I was delighted with the way the race went," said Collard.

"I probably haven't got many years left at this level, and the fact I can still pull off moves like that makes me very happy indeed.

"The car was awesome all the way through and I am thrilled."

Jackson was pleased with second place, saying that he wasn't going to fight a faster car.

"This is a long championship, and Rob was on fire," said the Ford Focus driver. "This puts us in with a shout of a good start in the reversed grid race too."

Jackson has now moved to the head of the points table.

Behind them, Ingram's race fell apart when he, Jack Goff and Aron Smith went into the chicane side-by-side on lap 13 of 19.

Ingram was spat onto the grass, Goff was delayed and Smith jumped ahead for third place.

BKR Volkswagen driver Smith held on from Gordon Shedden's Team Dynamics Honda over some tense closing laps.

Further back, Goff held off Shedden's team-mate Matt Neal to the flag for fifth and sixth.

Josh Cook's MG was forced to defend hard over the closing stages for seventh, ahead of a train including Sam Tordoff (who will be reverse grid polesitter in race three), Aiden Moffat and Rob Austin.

RESULTS - 19 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Rob Collard WSR BMW 25m07.394s
2 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 1.670s
3 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 3.307s
4 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 3.429s
5 Jack Goff WSR BMW 4.939s
6 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 5.547s
7 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 9.967s
8 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 10.311s
9 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 11.124s
10 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 11.378s
11 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 12.609s
12 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 13.358s
13 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 20.040s
14 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 20.315s
15 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 20.433s
16 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 20.856s
17 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 24.166s
18 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 25.205s
19 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 25.739s
20 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 26.730s
21 Chris Smiley Team Hard Toyota 27.223s
22 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 31.188s
23 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 37.866s
24 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 38.505s
25 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 40.159s
- Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota Retirement
- Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton Retirement
- Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru Retirement
- Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi Retirement
- James Cole Team BMR Subaru Not started
- Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Retirement

RACE THREE STARTING GRID

Pos Driver Team Car
1 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW
2 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG
3 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda
4 Jack Goff WSR BMW
5 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda
6 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen
7 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford
8 Rob Collard WSR BMW
9 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes
10 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota
11 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes
12 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford
13 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG
14 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet
15 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota
16 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford
17 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda
18 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda
19 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru
20 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru
21 Chris Smiley Team Hard Toyota
22 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen
23 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota
24 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford
25 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota
26 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton
27 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru
28 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi
29 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet
30 James Cole Team BMR Subaru


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