BTCC Oulton Park – Butcher takes win as Rowbottom steps up title chase

Rory Butcher secured the win in round 11 of the British Touring Car Championship in a frenetic second race at Oulton Park.

He took the lead on lap one and held on with Dan Rowbottom and Adam Morgan completing the podium.

Rowbottom made the best start and held on to the lead with Butcher and Gordon Shedden in tow. Butcher held off his brother in law and made a brave move on Rowbottom into the Knickerbrook chicane to take the lead.

On lap two Senna Proctor made a brilliant move down the inside of team mate Josh Cook and Jake Hill into the hairpin and passed both. Behind them Ollie Jackson and Jack Goff both collided. This ended Goff’s 100% points finishes record this season.

On lap three, same place, another collision as Colin Turkington tapped Cook, who slid into Jason Plato, with Cook coming off the worse and retiring from damage.

Butcher was pulling away but Rowbottom had to defend from Morgan, who was having another fantastic weekend around Oulton Park. Securing his second third place finish of the weekend.

Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram are both fighting for the title and have both recovered from setbacks to be in the top ten in race two.

Butcher strolled to the win with Rowbottom in 2nd and Morgan in 3rd. Hill, Moffat, Shedden Jelley, Sutton, Proctor and Ingram rounded off the top ten.

Pos Driver Car Team +/-
1 Rory Butcher Toyota Corolla Toyota Gazoo 17:35:137
2 Dan Rowbottom Honda Civic Type R Team Dynamics +1.695
3 Adam Morgan BMW 330i M Sport Ciceley +2.500
4 Jake Hill Ford Focus MB Motorsport +2.944
5 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 Laser Tools +3.200
6 Gordon Shedden Honda Civic Type R Team Dynamics +4.653
7 Stephen Jelley BMW 330i M Sport Team WSR +5.811
8 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50 Laser Tools +6.035
9 Senna Proctor Honda Civic Type R BTC Racing +6.305
10 Tom Ingram Hyundai i30N Excelr8 +6.546
11 Carl Boardley Infiniti Q50 Laser Tools +6.661
12 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport Team WSR +6.826
13 Tom Chilton BMW 330i M Sport Ciceley +10.693
14 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N Excelr8 +15.436
15 Sam Osborne Ford Focus Motorbase +17.329
16 Aron Taylor-Smith Cupra Leon Team HARD +17.859
17 Jack Butel Hyundai i30N Excelr8 +18.613
18 Jason Plato Vauxhall Astra Power Maxed +20.108
19 Sam Smelt Toyota Corolla Toyota Gazoo +20.317
20 Jade Edwards Honda Civic Type R BTC Racing +20.575
21 Dan Lloyd Vauxhall Astra Power Maxed +23.129*
22 Jack Mitchell Cupra Leon Team HARD +23.365
23 Rick Parfitt Hyundai i30N Excelr8 +24.281
24 Nicholas Hamilton Cupra Leon Team HARD +26.062
25 Jack Goff Cupra Leon Team HARD +4 Laps
Retirements
DMF Ollie Jackson Ford Focus MB Motorsport Damage
DNF Josh Cook Honda Civic Type R BTC Racing Crash
DNS Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport Team WSR Damage

 

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