ROB Collard chalked up another landmark for his racing team West Surrey Racing in the British Touring Car Championships at Oulton Park.

This was when he took second place in race two at the Cheshire circuit.

As well as being the Hook driver’s fourth podium of the season, it was also an incredible 150th for West Surrey Racing in the BTCC since joining forces with BMW.

It came hot on the heels of 100th win at Thruxton in the meeting before.

The trip to the Oulton Park proved to be another fruitful one for the Collard.

For once he did not suffer his usual qualifying woes which has happened all season.

This time he secured his best qualifying of the season, which saw him ninth on the grid for the first race on the Sunday.

From here he produced a solid race moving up to fifth by the chequered flag.

The Hook racer made the most of a top five starting position in his second outing of the weekend.

His fast starting BMW soon him in a podium position and was looking to close leader Ashley Sutton tin second spot.

However, the race was stopped early and Collard had to settle for second spot.

In the reverse grid for the final race, Collard started from fifth and collected his third top 10 finish of the weekend with sixth place finish.

It also meant Collard is now the only driver to have scored points in all 12 races so far this season.

This leaves the Hampshire driver in second place overall in the driver’s championships after the first four rounds.

He is now on 141 points which is 16 points behind reigning champion Gordon Shedden.

His points have also helped BMW to an eight point advantage in the in the Manufacturers battle, while the places are reversed in the team's table.

After another superb weekend Collard said: “I’m extremely proud to take the 150th BTCC podium for WSR with BMW and very pleased to score another podium, which puts me in a strong position in the points.

“The BMW has been very strong all weekend, as it usually is here, and three top-five finishes is exactly what’s needed to keep up a head of steam in the title fight.

“The shortening of race two possibly cost me the chance to challenge for the win, because my end-of-race pace was quicker than the car ahead, but I guess we’ll never know.”

Rob Collard’s youngest son Jordan Collard also enjoyed a great weekend at Oulton Park, with his best points haul of season so far.

He followed up his best ever finish of sixth at his home track of Thruxton with another sixth placed finish in race one of the Ginetta Junior Championships from 12th on the grid.

In race two he came in eighth after starting from 11th on the grid.

Both drivers will be back in action a week on Saturday, when Croft in North Yorskhire hosts round five of both their championships.