Record time broken during testing

Trials for the HiQ MSA British Touring Cars Championship (BTCC) have produced a record-breaking result for Mat Jackson of the BMW Dealer Team UK driving a BMW 320si.

Lap times for over 100 trials of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit saw him produce a fastest lap time which breaks the pole-position racing time set in 2001 by Yvan Muller.

Mat Jackson said: "Even I was surprised by that time. It’s a great boost for everyone in the team, but you still don’t know what everyone else has got up their sleeves and in some ways today actually doesn’t mean that much. It’s in 13 days’ time that it will really matter. Hopefully we can repeat our performance. I’m pleased with my driving, I keep learning that bit more about the car each time out."

Team RAC’s Colin Turkington, also driving a BMW 320i, missed the final session having recorded a third place qualifying time, on used tyres, earlier in the day.


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