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British Touring Car Championship

Proctor on Pole at Oulton Park

Senna Proctor produced a fantastic qualifying lap at Oulton Park, as the BTC Racing driver scored his first career pole position in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

One of the most exciting qualifying sessions of the season built towards a breathtaking climax, as a number of BTCC’s big hitters chased a front row starting berth for tomorrow’s opening race.

Team BMW’s Colin Turkington and Halfords Racing with Cataclean’s Gordon Shedden traded blows at the top of the timesheets in the early running, and with seven BTCC Drivers’ titles between them, it seemed as if a duel was developing during the 30-minute session.

It soon became a family affair when Toyota Gazoo Racing UK’s Rory Butcher joined the party, as the Scotsman pipped brother-in-law Shedden to move into the top spot.

Proctor, however, was at the sharp end throughout and, having set the pace during the recent two-day Goodyear tyre test, the Yorkshireman expertly hauled his stealth-like Honda Civic Type R into pole position – incredibly just 0.001s shy of Jason Plato’s 2015 qualifying lap record.

Shedden responded to jump back in front of Butcher before the finish and Daniel Rowbottom made it three Hondas inside the top four with his own impressive effort.

Jack Goff and Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct continue to catch the eye with their development of the all-new CUPRA Leon. Goff took a first podium for the car last time out at Brands Hatch, and he followed that up by qualifying fifth today, as he looks to keep his run going of scoring points in every round so far.

Adam Morgan grabbed a top six result on home soil as his Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport squad seemingly improves with every event with its new BMW 330i M Sports.

MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square’s Jake Hill was seventh, ahead of Team BMW’s Stephen Jelley.

Turkington had to settle for ninth at the finish, whilst championship leader Ash Sutton completed the top ten positions in his ballast-laden Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50.

Rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship take place at Oulton Park tomorrow with all of the action live on ITV4 from 1145.

Relive today's qualifying session on the ITV Hub

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British Touring Car Championship