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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