Collard takes win in BTCC season opener

Rob Collard has won the opening round of the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with a flawless performance in his WSR-run BMW at Brands Hatch. VW duo Aron Smith and Jason Plato finished second and third respectively.

Collard made a supreme getaway from fifth on the grid, blasting by the Team BMR trio of Smith, Plato and Colin Turkington by the time the stream of tin-tops reached Druids Hairpin for the first time.

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Collard completes WSR line-up

West Surrey Racing has confirmed that Rob Collard will complete its driver line-up in this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The team has already added young race winner Sam Tordoff and triple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx to its ranks and has now re-signed the experienced Collard for a sixth consecutive season.

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Collard "a bit tender" after crash

Ebay Motors BMW driver Rob Collard says he's feeling " a bit tender" after his horrific crash at Silverstone on Sunday, but despite the violent accident he wasn't seriously injured.

Collard initially complained of pins and needles after climbing out of the upturned car, and was airlifted to hospital in Coventry for precautionary checks, but was otherwise uninjured.

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BMWs set Knockhill pace

The eBay Motors BMWs of Colin Turkington and Rob Collard set the fastest times in the first practice session for this weekend’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at Knockhill in Scotland.

Turkington, the current championship leader, lapped the 1.7 mile circuit near Dunfermline in a time of 51.870 seconds, four tenths ahead of team-mate Collard.

Jason Plato, in the MG, was third fastest, a further 0.1 seconds back. It was a close session with the top thirteen cars separated by a second.

Of the local drivers, Gordon Shedden was fastest, fourth overall. Glynn Geddie was thirteenth, Dave newsham 22nd and Aiden Moffat 23rd.