Colin Turkington takes a dominant win in BTCC race two

Colin Turkington fought back from second in race one by winning race two in dominant fashion. He pulled out a massive lead before a safety car reeled him back in. The restart didn’t stop him as he took a fine win.

Rory Butcher finished second in another brilliant effort from the Motorbase team, with Tom Oliphant rounding off the podium.

James Gornall and Senna Proctor failed to make the start after their mechanical failures in race one. Jake Hill managed to fix his issues and get out for race two.

Turkington got the better start and took the lead on the run to Redgate. Stephen Jelley had a fantastic start and moved up to sixth by the end of the first lap.

While Turkington pulled away, Cammish came under pressure from third placed Butcher. and finally got past him on the straight towards the final chicane. Cammish struggling with the maximum ballast on his Honda Civic.

Next to pass the Honda were Tom Ingram and Tom Oliphant, who took third and fourth respectively from the Yorkshireman on lap five.

One man who was on fire was Ash Sutton, he was storming through the grid and set the fastest lap of the race before the safety car came out for the second time today. Nicolas Hamilton went wide at Coppice and once he put a tyre on the grass his VW CC spun and beached into the gravel. Turkington had a three second lead before the safety car.

On the restart Sutton battled Jelley for seventh, Tom Chilton joined the battle and the trio went three abreast going into the chicane. Sutton on the outside with the latest of late braking to pass both without incident.

His resurgence continued on lap 16 as he passed Matt Neal for sixth and then Cammish’s slide down the order continued as Sutton passed him on lap 17 for fifth.

Oliphant passed Ingram for third place making it two BMW’s on the podium as Sutton battled the Toyota of Ingram on the final lap.

Turkington took a dominant win, with Butcher and Oliphant rounding off the podium. Ingram and Sutton had a photo finish on the line but Ingram’s Toyota took it by a tenth.

A special mention to the MB Motorsport cars of Jake HIll and Sam Osborne. Hill fought from the back of the grid to be in the points before pulling into the pits a couple of laps from the end. Osborne was in the top ten and looked for another brilliant result. But he was in the pits four laps from the end with a mechanical issue.

Aiden Moffat finished 15th on the road but received a ten second penalty for a false start. Meaning Carl Boardley in the BMW 125i took the final point.

Pos Driver Car Interval
1 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport
2 Rory Butcher Ford Focus ST +2.199
3 Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport +2.610
4 Tom Ingram Toyota Corolla +2.935
5 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50 +3.046
6 Dan Cammish Honda Civic Type R FK8 +5.839
7 Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R FK8 +6.271
8 Adam Morgan Mercedes A Class +6.576
9 Stephen Jelley BMW 125i M Sport +7.949
10 Josh Cook Honda CIvic Type R FK8 +8.320
11 Ollie Jackson Ford Focus ST +11.171
12 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N +11.650
13 Tom Chilton Honda Civic Type R FK8 +12.003
14 Michael Crees Honda CIvic Type R FK8 +14.610
15 Carl Boardley BMW 125i M Sport +17.384
16 Jack Goff VW CC +18.538
17 Bobby Thompson Audi S3 Saloon +19.000
18 Andy Neate Ford Focus ST +20.635
19 Jack Butel Mercedes A Class +21.528
20 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 +26.555
RET Jake Hll Honda Civic Type R FK2 Mechanical
RET Sam Osborne Honda Civic Type R FK2 Mechanical
RET Nicolas Hamilton VW CC Spin
RET Ollie Brown VW CC Mechanical
DNS James Gornall Audi S3 Saloon
DNS Senna Proctor Hyundai i30N
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