Ash Sutton took his second win of the season in round eight of the British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park.
Rory Butcher finished second with championship leader Colin Turkington in third rounding off the podium in a wet race.
Butcher led off the start but Sutton surged into contention, passing Jake Hill around the outside at Cascades on lap two.
Turkington, Dan Cammish and Sutton were fighting for second place. The trio were getting incredibly close but it was Sutton in the Infiniti who powered into second place.
Within two laps he was on the tail of race leader Butcher, fighting for the lead and showing incredible pace. On lap eight he finally made his move as Butcher went wide into turn one. Sutton got the better exit and powered into the lead.
Honourable mentions have to be made for Matt Neal and Josh Cook, both moved into the points from starting near the back of the grid. Neal was making his 700th race start in the BTCC, an incredible achievement.
On lap 13 Turkington got past Cammish after pressuring him all race. Cammish went wide at the Island hairpin and Turkington seized the opportunity to take third place. It was disaster for BTC Racing as Michael Crees tapped Josh Cook into a spin at the chicane. Putting his teammate in the wall, and halting an incredible recovery for Cook, who’s had torrid luck this season.
Sutton took the win to endorse his title credentials, with Butcher and Turkington on the podium. Cammish, Tom Ingram, Tom Oliphant, Hill, Adam Morgan, Tom Chilton and Bobby Thompson rounded off the top ten.
|1||Ash Sutton||Infiniti Q50|
|2||Rory Butcher||Ford Focus ST||+4.716|
|3||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||+7.260|
|4||Dan Cammish||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+10.412|
|5||Tom Ingram||Toyota Corolla||+10.779|
|6||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||+14.678|
|7||Jake Hill||Honda Civic Type R FK2||+15.890|
|8||Tom Chilton||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+16.629|
|9||Adam Morgan||Mercedes Benz A Class||+17.573|
|10||Bobby Thompson||Audi S3 Saloon||+18.095|
|11||Senna Proctor||Hyundai i30N||+24.166|
|12||Michael Crees||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+26.086|
|13||Matt Neal||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+27.883|
|14||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||+30.474|
|15||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus ST||+30.981|
|16||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||+35.353|
|17||Sam Osborne||Honda Civic Type R FK2||+38.232|
|18||Jack Goff||VW CC||+38.298|
|19||Andy Neate||Ford Focus ST||+41.373|
|20||Stephen Jelley||BMW 125i M Sport||+46.396|
|21||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+47.999|
|22||Ollie Brown||VW CC||+52.373|
|23||Nicolas Hamilton||VW CC||+54.427|
|24||Jack Butel||Mercedes Benz A Class||+55.217|
|25||Carl Boardley||BMW 125i M Sport||+55.392|
|26||Mike Bushell||Vauxhall Astra||+1:23.557|
|DNF||James Gornall||Audi S3 Saloon||Mechanical|
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