Colin Turkington took a dominant win at Brands Hatch, the 53rd of his career as Tom Ingram and Ash Sutton round off the podium in a nightmare race for Honda drivers.
Of all the Honda drivers in the field, of which there are seven, only two finished, with five all retiring with various mechanical issues.
Cammish got a poor start and was leapfrogged by Turkington and Jackson, with Ingram passing the Honda driver too on the first lap. Ingram moved up into second as he passed Jackson into Sheene curve. After an encouraging weekend at Donington last weekend, Chris Smiley went off and lost a handful of places in his Hyundai.
Rory Butcher was keen to put his race one heartache behind him as he made 13 places in two laps to be 12th as the safety car came out following a collision between Bobby Thompson and Michael Crees.
On the restart after a six lap safety car period, Cammish and Ingram were chasing down Turkington. Tom Chilton passed Jackson for fourth, but his Honda broke down, with Matt Neal joining him in the pits with mechanical issues on lap ten.
Rory Butcher continued his rise up the grid as he passed Senna Proctor at Paddock, before Jake Hill became the latest Honda to retire with an engine issue coming onto the GP section.
On lap 16 Butcher passed his team mate Ollie Jackson for fifth, making it 20 places made in one race. Dan Cammish’s Honda then broke down, struggling to find any power. The Yorkshireman finally got it going again but finished way down the grid.
Turkington took the win and extended his lead in the championship over Ingram who finished second. Sutton finished third in his pacey Infiniti with Butcher inheriting fourth, and a 21 place gain off the grid. Jackson was fifth with Adam Morgan, Tom Oliphant, Senna Proctor, Stephen Jelley and James Gornall rounding off the top ten.
|1||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport|
|2||Tom Ingram||Toyota Corolla||+3.222|
|3||Ash Sutton||Infiniti Q50||+6.546|
|4||Rory Butcher||Ford Focus ST||+12.822|
|5||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus ST||+13.943|
|6||Adam Morgan||Mercedes Benz A Class||+14.269|
|7||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||+15.082|
|8||Senna Proctor||Hyundai i30N||+16.596|
|9||Stephen Jelley||BMW 125i M Sport||+16.759|
|10||James Gornall||Audi S3 Saloon||+17.408|
|11||Jack Goff||VW CC||+19.429|
|12||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||+20.142|
|13||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||+20.329|
|14||Andy Neate||Ford Focus ST||+20.546|
|15||Carl Boardley||BMW 125i M Sport||+22.240|
|16||Sam Osborne||Honda Civic Type R FK2||+27.470|
|17||Nicolas Hamilton||VW CC||+31.282|
|18||Jack Butel||Mercedes Benz A Class||+31.479|
|19||Dan Cammish||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+59.674|
|20||Ollie Brown||VW CC||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R FK8||Mechanical|
|DNF||Matt Neal||Honda Civic Type R FK8||Mechanical|
|DNF||Tom Chilton||Honda Civic Type R FK8||Mechanical|
|DNF||Jake Hill||Honda Civic Type R FK2||Mechanical|
|DNF||Bobby Thompson||Audi S3 Saloon||Collision|
|DNF||Michael Crees||Honda Civic Type R FK8||Collision|