Colin Turkington takes pole at Oulton Park

Colin Turkington grabbed pole position for the first round of the British Touring Car Championship round at Oulton Park on Saturday.

The BMW driver was able to set a best lap time of 1m25.825s which was good enough to beat Sam Tordoff by 0.027s.

He set the time early on in the session but no other drivers were able to better it meaning Turkington took his 19th career pole.

Turkington said that he got a tow from teammate Andrew Jordan when he was on his fastest lap and labelled it as a “one-lap wonder”.

“That was a special lap, I’ve been working on it all day.” said Turkington.

“We got a bit of a tow off Andy (Jordan) and I couldn’t get close again. It was a bit of a one-lap wonder!”

Dan Cammish set the third fastest time in his Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda while Turkington’s teammate, Andrew Jordan set a time good enough for fourth.

“To be honest, I think P3 was all we had today – neither myself nor the car had the time in us to get onto the front row.” said Cammish.

“There was probably another tenth there to be found, but no more. Still, we’re up at the sharp end of the grid, so hopefully we can do something from there.”

Rory Butcher was fifth fastest, ahead Matt Neal and the Tom Oliphant.

Jason Plato was eighth fastest in his Power Maxed Racing Astra and he was just ahead of Tom Ingram and Jake Hill who rounded out the top ten.