Ash Sutton took another huge step towards winning the title with a win in race two at Brands Hatch. Tom Ingram finished second with title rivals Colin Turkington third and Dan Cammish fourth on the road. Turkington received a penalty post-race for overtaking under yellow flags.
Some drivers elected to start on wet tyres, with the track drying in sunny conditions. Sutton took the lead off the start with a selection of drivers sliding off at Paddock. Jake Hill, Ollie Jackson, and Ingram all slid off. Tom Chilton had an incredible start on the wets and moved into the lead on lap two. Andy Neate, another of the wet shod drivers, was third.
A few drivers had spins, including Jack Goff at Graham Hill bend on lap five. Ingram was fighting back from his Paddock Hill moment and was seventh, behind Turkington.
On lap nine the wet tyres were wearing quickly, and so Chilton lost the lead and fell down the order, finishing 18th and a lap down. Neate finished 21st eventually.
On lap 12 Hill suffered damage at Druids, and Tom Oliphant was next to spin at Graham Hill bend.
A lap later Turkington developed an issue on his car, with his front right tyre rubbing on the bodywork, but it didn’t seem to hinder him as he kept putting up fast times.
Sutton was far ahead and cruised to the win with all the action happening behind him as he drove to victory.
Turkington was fighting with Cammish, with both wanting to keep their title hopes alive. Ingram was in second and the title chasing pair were third and fouth.
A moment of drama on lap 23 as Paul Rivett spun on the exit of Paddock Hill, his Audi stationary in the middle of the road. All avoided him but Turkington had to swerve to avoid him and only just missed him.
A hairy moment but he recovered for third on the road, with Ingram’s title hopes now over despite a second place finish. Ash Sutton took the win and has a stronger lead over Turkington with only three drivers now in contention for the title going into the final race of the weekend.
|1||Ash Sutton||Infiniti Q50|
|2||Tom Ingram||Toyota Corolla||+4.762|
|3||Dan Cammish||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+9.370|
|4||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||+9.688|
|5||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus ST||+10.832|
|6||Adam Morgan||Mercedes Benz A Class||+13.422|
|7||Jake Hill||Honda Civic Type R FK2||+14.088|
|8||Senna Proctor||Hyundai i30N||+14.418|
|9||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+14.919|
|10||Rory Butcher||Ford Focus ST||+17.900|
|11||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||+22.605|
|12||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||+28.823|
|13||Michael Crees||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+33.011|
|14||Sam Osborne||Honda Civic Type R FK2||+37.119|
|15||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||+37.712|
|16||Matt Neal||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+42.984|
|17||Stephen Jelley||BMW 125i M Sport||+43.415|
|18||Tom Chilton||Honda Civic Type R FK8||+1 Lap|
|19||Jack Butel||Mercedes Benz A Class||+1 Lap|
|20||Jack Goff||VW CC||+1 Lap|
|21||Andy Neate||Ford Focus ST||+1 Lap|
|22||Brad Philpot||Vauxhall Astra||+1 Lap|
|23||Paul Rivett||Audi S3 Saloon||+1 Lap|
|24||Ethan Hammerton||Audi S3 Saloon||+1 Lap|
|25||Nicolas Hamilton||VW CC||+3 Laps|
|RET||Glyn Geddie||VW CC||Mechanical|
|RET||Carl Boardley||BMW 125i M Sport||Mechanical|
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