Team BMW locked out the front row of the grid with a commanding performance in a thrilling British Touring Car Championship qualifying session at Brands Hatch.

Colin Turkington and Adam Morgan ensured that the WSR-designed, built and run BMW 330e M Sport was the car to have on a warm May day as the duo qualified first and second in the series new ‘Quick Six’ format.

For Northern Irishman Colin, the pole was the 28th of his career and came almost exactly 20 years after he scored his first – also with WSR – at the same circuit.

The four-time champion progressively gained speed through the three rounds of qualifying; topping Q3 with a 47.875s lap that was just 0.050s faster than team-mate Adam’s best effort.

For Lancashire racer Adam, his result marked a first front-row start since joining Team BMW at the start of 2023 and came after he had set top-two times in both of the earlier portions of the session.

With times ultra-close around the 1.2-mile Indy circuit, both Team BMW drivers had to push ever-harder as the session progressed; their nearest rivals within a tenth of a second of the pole time.

Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill, who holds third place in the Drivers’ Championship, was one of the fastest drivers in his Q1 group, but did not progress from Q2 and will start 12th at his home track.

Sunday’s three races will be broadcast in the UK on ITV4 and online on ITV X in the UK and globally via the ITV Sport TikTok channel from 1150.

What they said:

Colin Turkington, Team BMW


Adam Morgan, Team BMW


Jake Hill, Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport


Dick Bennetts, Team Principal