Dan Cammish wins after Butcher puncture at Brands Hatch

Dan Cammish benefited from some bad luck to Rory Butcher to win the first race at Brands Hatch. Butcher’s puncture three laps from the end saw Cammish inherit the win, with Colin Turkington second and Butcher’s team mate Ollie Jackson picking up a fantastic podium for Motorbase.

Turkington had a great start and flew up to third on the run to Paddock bend, with BUtcher holding off Cammish. Turkington’s team mate Tom Oliphant slid off later on in the lap but did well to recover and only lose a few places.

The best fight was for fifth place, which was occupied by Jake HIll in the MB Motorsport Honda Civic. Tom Ingram was first to challenge HIll, before Josh Cook slid off while fighting the pair for fifth. He returned to the pits to clear any debris out of his radiator before rejoining.

Out front Butcher and Cammish were fighting for the lead, the Honda looked more stable but Butcher’s Ford Focus ST held firm. Ingram had another go at passing Hill for fifth, and on lap 12 the Toyota driver finally passed Hill.

Meanwhile further down the grid Aiden Moffat and Matt Neal collided, Neal dove down the inside and tipped Moffat round, but the Infiniti tapped into Neal and spun his Team Dynamics Honda into the wall and out. Bringing out the Safety Car.

With a three lap dash to the flag, Cammish received a stroke of luck as Butcher picked up a puncture going out of Paddock bend and Cammish passed at Druids.

Cammish took the chequered flag and won the sixth race of his career. Turkington grabbed second and Ollie Jackson held off a speedy Ingram for the final podium slot.

Pos Driver Team Interval
1 Dan Cammish Honda Civic Type R FK8
2 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport +0.812
3 Ollie Jackson Ford Focus ST +1.994
4 Tom Ingram Toyota Corolla +2.341
5 Tom Chilton Honda Civic Type R FK8 +2.820
6 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50 +2.965
7 Senna Proctor Hyundai i30N +5.273
8 Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport +5.587
9 Stephen Jelley BMW 125i M Sport +5.745
10 Jake Hill Honda Civic Type R FK2 +6.917
11 Adam Morgan Mercedes Benz A Class +7.121
12 Michael Crees Honda Civic Type R FK8 +7.652
13 James Gornall Audi S3 Saloon +9.038
14 Bobby Thompson Audi S3 Saloon +9.545
15 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N +10.434
16 Carl Boardley BMW 125i M Sport +10.598
17 Jack Goff VW CC +11.087
18 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 +11.317
19 Andy Neate Ford Focus ST +12.321
20 Ollie Brown VW CC +13.595
21 Josh Cook Honda Civic Type R FK8 +13.820
22 Nicolas Hamilton VW CC +19.974
23 Jack Butel Mercedes Benz A Class +20.161
24 Sam Osborne Honda CIvic Type R FK2 +1 Lap
25 Rory Butcher Ford Focus ST + 3 Laps
DNF Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R FK8 Collision

Image Credit: BTCC Media

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