BTCC Thruxton – Josh Cook takes race three win for BTC Racing

Josh Cook led from lights to flag his first official win of the season. He had won previously but lost the win due to technical infringements. Team mate Tom Chilton came second with Rory Butcher in third.

Carl Boardley spun at the final chicane on lap one and broke his suspension, ending an unfortunate weekend for the Team HARD driver. Team mate Nicolas Hamilton had similar issues and retired.

Tom Ingram had won the first two races of the day and was fighting new championship leader Ash Sutton for fourth. The pair were involved in a race-long battle.

With Cook and Chilton pulling away, Butcher had to fend off Sutton and Ingram, who were both charging.

Cook cruised to a win with Chilton and Butcher in second and third respectively. Butcher did well to hold off Sutton and Ingram, who were both incredibly quick throughout the weekend.

Tom Oliphant, Matt Neal, Colin Turkington, Jake Hill and Dan Cammish rounded off the top ten. Guest driver Rob Austin ended his impressive weekend with 11th.

Pos Driver Car Interval
1 Josh Cook Honda Civic Type R FK8
2 Tom Chilton Hnoda Civic Type R FK8 +3.475
3 Rory Butcher Ford Focus ST +4.397
4 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50 +5.096
5 Tom Ingram Toyota Corolla +5.628
6 Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport +7.119
7 Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R FK8 +7.451
8 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport +8.447
9 Jake Hill Honda Civic Type R FK2 +8.912
10 Dan Cammish Honda Civic Type R FK8 +9.629
11 Rob Austin Vauxhall Astra +10.345
12 Senna Proctor Hyundai i30N +13.729
13 Ollie Jackson Ford Focus ST +14.270
14 Jack Goff VW CC +16.000
15 Bobby Thompson Audi S3 Saloon +17.840
16 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N +22.384
17 Stephen Jelley BMW 125i M Sport +23.032
18 Adam Morgan Mercedes Benz A Class +28.005
19 Andy Neate Ford Focus ST +30.904
20 Jack Butel Mercedes Benz A Class +31.263
21 Tom Onslow-Cole VW CC +35.369
22 Michael Crees Honda Civic Type R FK8 +35.560
23 Sam Osborne Honda Civic Type R FK2 +35.595
24 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 +6 Laps
Retirements
RET Nicolas Hamilton VW CC Mechanical
RET Carl Boardley BMW 125i M Sport Suspension
DNS James Gornall Audi S3 Saloon Mechanical

Image Credit: BTCC Media

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