Ash Sutton capitalized on a rare Colin Turkington error to take the win in race two at Knockhill and extend his championship lead.
After a titanic race-long battle, Sutton prevailed when Turkington ran wide on the final lap.
At the start, Chris Smiley stalled on the start and didn’t get away, but further back Nicholas Hamilton moved across on Tom Oliphant, and caught the BMW, spinning into the wall and bringing out the safety car.
Lap seven saw the restart, with Josh Cook having to fend off Ash Sutton. On lap nine Sutton managed to pass Cook at the hairpin and began his hunt on Turkington.
On lap 12 Turkington had a 1.1 second lead, by lap 15 they were bumper to bumper. In a fascinating battle Sutton was well in the ascendancy. On lap 17 the pair were side by side heading into the hairpin, but Turkington prevailed this time.
Rory Butcher was fighting up the order and passed Tom Ingram with a nice switchback into the hairpin. By lap 22 he was past Moffat heading down the start-finish straight. However he came across too much on Moffat and the pair collided. Butcher’s race ended in the tyre barrier and brought out a second safety car.
On the restart Turkington was defending hard, heading into the final lap Turkington made an uncharacteristic mistake, running wide and opening the door for Sutton to pass and take the win to extend his title lead.
Turkington came second, with Jake Hill a fine third. Cook, Gordon Shedden, Ingram, Proctor, Jason Plato, Stephen Jelley and Carl Boardley rounded off the top ten.
|1||Ash Sutton||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||27:06:766|
|2||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+1.043|
|3||Jake Hill||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||+1.770|
|4||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+2.258|
|5||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+2.672|
|6||Tom Ingram||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+3.202|
|7||Senna Proctor||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+4.427|
|8||Jason Plato||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+4.829|
|9||Stephen Jelley||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+5.068|
|10||Carl Boardley||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+5.656|
|11||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+8.393|
|12||Jack Goff||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+8.714|
|13||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+9.246|
|14||Jack Butel||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+10.003|
|15||Aron Taylor-Smith||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+13.090|
|16||Adam Morgan||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+13.197|
|17||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+13.503|
|18||Dan Rowbottom||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+14.535|
|19||Paul Rivett||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+14.825|
|20||Sam Osborne||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+14.862|
|21||Jack Mitchell||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+15.386|
|22||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||+16.649|
|23||Jade Edwards||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+18.008|
|24||Sam Smelt||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+18.188|
|25||Tom Chilton||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+18.401|
|26||Dan Lloyd||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+19.010|
|27||Rick Parfitt Jr||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Rory Butcher||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||Crash (22)|
|DNF||Nicholas Hamilton||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||Crash (1)|