BMW racer Sam Tordoff has won Round 14 of the British Touring Car Championship at Croft.
Tordoff, from Bradford, came in ahead of Team BMR duo Jason Plato (2nd) and Colin Turkington (3rd).
Tordoff's BMW team-mate Andy Priaulx, winner of the Round 13 earlier this afternoon, came 4th with Honda's Gordon Shedden in 5th.
Round 15 of the BTCC gets underway at 5:06pm. The race will be shown live on ITV4.
BMW drivers Andy Priaulx (middle), Sam Tordoff (right) and Rob Collard (left) celebrating the team's 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish in Round 13 of the British Touring Car Championship at Croft.
British Touring Car Championship bosses have highlighted how important the event is for North East motor racing fans.
Series Director Alan Gow, said:
BMW driver Andy Priaulx has earned his first British Touring Car Championship win of the series in Round 13 at Croft.
Priaulx, 40, finished ahead of BMW team-mate Sam Tordoff, who had started on pole position.
Rob Collard finished 3rd, Gordon Shedden 4th and Matt Neal 5th.
Debutant Max Coates, from Scorton in North Yorkshire, finished 21st. While Nic Hamilton, younger brother of F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, finished 25th in his first BTCC race.
Not a good start to Round 13 of the British Touring Car Championship for Tyneside driver Jason Plato.
Rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the British Touring Car Championship get underway at Croft today.
BWM racer Sam Tordoff clinched pole position ahead of his team-mate Andy Priaulx.
Racing starts at 12:02pm. Here's the full BTCC schedule:
- 10:30 - 11:05 Pit Lane Walkabout / Autograph Session
- 11:30 BTCC Driver Parade
- 11:50 BTCC Pit Lane Opens
- 12:02 British Touring Car Championship Round 13
- 14:27 BTCC Pit Lane Opens
- 14:39 British Touring Car Championship Round 14
- 16:54 BTCC Pit Lane Opens
- 17:06 British Touring Car Championship Round 15
BMW driver Sam Tordoff is aiming for a successful weekend of racing at Croft circuit in the British Touring Car Championship.
The 26-year-old, from Bradford, took pole position in qualifying ahead of his BMW team-mate Andy Priaulx.
Speaking ahead of today's session, Tordoff hoped BMW could continue it's recent form at the circuit.
BMW driver Sam Tordoff has followed up his British Touring Car Championship victory at Oulton Park with pole position in qualifying at Croft circuit in North Yorkshire.
Tordoff, who considers Croft his local circuit, and team-mate Andy Priaulx were the only drivers to set lap times below 1 minute 24 seconds during the qualifying session, with the pole time being a 1:23.886.
Gordon Shedden was third fastest with Honda, ahead of the third BMW of Rob Collard.
Reigning champion Colin Turkington, who's won four of the last six races at Croft, will start on the third row of the grid, alongside Matt Neal. While current championship leader Jason Plato, from Tyneside, was 12th fastest.
BTCC debutants Max Coates and Nic Hamilton were 28th and 29th fastest.
Rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the series take place on Sunday.
Qualifying for this weekend's British Touring Car Championship at Croft is about to get underway.
Watch the qualifying live at www.itv.com/btcc.