Colin Turkington lies sixth after opening round of series

Colin Turkington
Colin Turkington has twice won the British Touring Car title

Reigning champion Colin Turkington lies sixth in the standings after the first round of races in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

Driving a front wheel drive Volkswagen Passat, Turkington finished fifth in race one but improved to take second in race two.

The Portadown driver had to settle for 12th in the final race of the day.

Rob Collard, Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal were the race winners, with Neal and Jack Goff heading the championship.

Turkington is seven points adrift of the leaders ahead of the next round at Donington Park.

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