Turkington on Pole for Race One

Vauxhall driver Colin Turkington took pole position for the first of Knockhill's three BTCC races tomorrow, as the manufacturer searches for its 100th win

Turkington on Pole for Race One

Vauxhall currently stands on 98 victories, and would become only the second manufacturer in the sport's history to achieve the landmark.

Turkington achieved pole with the fastest ever lap for a BTCC car around the Fife circuit. It is his third pole position of the season, more than any other driver this season.

Gareth Howell impressively took second position on the grid in his first race in Team Halfords' Honda Integra. Third was Vauxhall's Yvan Muller and fourth the driver he is chasing for the lead of the Championship, Team Halfords' Matt Neal .

"My car has been fast from the very first lap in practice this morning," said Turkington. "It's also great to get pole at Knockhill - it's like a home circuit for me because I studied at Stirling University."

James Pickford set 12th fastest time after his SEAT was repaired following a practice roll.

Pos Driver Car Time Laps 1. Colin Turkington Vauxhall Astra 54.076 22 2. Gareth Howell Honda Integra 54.173 + 0.097 24 3. Yvan Muller Vauxhall Astra 54.225 + 0.149 23 4. Matt Neal Honda Integra 54.233 + 0.157 27 5. Dan Eaves Honda Integra 54.255 + 0.179 19 6. Tom Chilton Honda Civic Type-R 54.373 + 0.297 25 7. Jason Plato SEAT Toledo Cupra 54.467 + 0.391 24 8. James Kaye Honda Civic Type-R 54.520 + 0.444 20 9. Gavin Smith Vauxhall Astra 54.543 + 0.467 23 10. Luke Hines SEAT Toledo Cupra 54.633 + 0.557 23 11. Rob Collard MG ZS 54.780 + 0.704 20 12. James Pickford SEAT Toledo Cupra 55.058 + 0.982 14 13. Jason Hughes MG ZS 55.593 + 1.517 26 14. Mark Proctor Vauxhall Astra Coupe 55.908 + 1.832 18 15. Richard Williams Lexus IS200 56.159 + 2.083 27 16. Ian Curley Lexus IS200 56.471 + 2.395 28 17. Fiona Leggate Vauxhall Astra Coupe 56.652 + 2.576 10 
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