BTCC Silverstone – Jackson takes maiden win in shortened race

Ollie Jackson took his maiden BTCC win in a shortened race three at Silverstone following a horror smash from Jackson’s team mate Rory Butcher.

The Ford Focus crashed on lap six of the original race and brought out the red flag. Jackson held his nerve despite pressure from Tom Oliphant and a resurgent Ash Sutton to take the win.

Jackson took the lead into Copse. Butcher had the best start and flew up to ninth by the end of lap one.

Andy Neate and Jade Edwards continued their on track scrap as Neate didn’t give Edwards enough room. Neate was put into the wall as Edwards drove away.

Tom Ingram also went off as he was squeezed at Luffield and span off.

On lap six the red flag was brought out as Butcher was spun and hit the wall in a massive shunt. His car was destroyed and thankfully Rory was okay and walked away.

On the restart Jackson led again, with Oliphant fighting hard, with the pair colliding into Brooklands, but thankfully no damage was done.

Sutton was flying, starting 14th on the restarted grid, he was up into sixth by lap six, fighting the top five in what was a frenetic race.

Oliphant made a move into Copse and briefly held the lead but Jackson maintained his composure and took it back again.

Senna Proctor had another solid race, and made an impressive triple pass into Becketts. He passed former team mates Tom Chilton and Josh Cook, as well as Aiden Moffat.

On the penultimate lap Sutton was on the tail of Jackson and Oliphant. He managed to pass the BMW but Jackson was just beyond his reach.

But Sutton now leads the championship again as the teams leave Silverstone. Another three brilliant races, and the championship battle is wide open.

Pos Grid Driver Car Interval
1 1 Ollie Jackson Ford Focus ST
2 14 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50 +0.312
3 2 Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport +0.576
4 9 Dan Cammish Honda Civic Type R FK8 +1.130
5 6 Adam Morgan Mercedes Benz A Class +3.827
6 10 Senna Proctor Hyundai i30N +3.947
7 4 Josh Cook Honda Civic Type R FK8 +4.238
8 5 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 +4.472
9 11 Tom Chilton Honda Civic Type R FK8 +4.599
10 8 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport +4.911
11 7 Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R FK8 +5.453
12 12 Bobby Thompson Audi S3 Saloon +6.191
13 16 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N +7.178
14 18 Carl Boardley BMW 125i M Sport +7.241
15 3 Jake Hill Honda Civic Type R FK2 +10.661
16 17 Jack Goff VW CC +10.838
17 22 Jack Butel Mercedes Benz A Class +11.030
18 15 Stephen Jelley BMW 125i M Sport +11.328
19 20 Tom Onslow-Cole VW CC +12.921
20 13 Sam Osborne Honda Civic Type R FK2 +14.645
21 23 Nicolas Hamilton VW CC +23.487
DNF 24 Jade Edwards Vauxhall Astra Mechanical
DNF 19 James Gornall Audi S3 Saloon Mechanical
DNF 21 Michael Crees Honda Civic Type R FK8 Mechanical
DNF N/A Andy Neate Ford Focus ST Crash
DNF N/A Rory Butcher Ford Focus ST Crash
DNF N/A Tom Ingram Toyota Corolla Crash

Image Credit: BTCC Media

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