Colin Turkington cruised to victory to reignite his title challenge, and also took Team WSR’s 100th BTCC win.
The BMW driver led from lights to flag with BTC Racing duo Senna Proctor and Josh Cook both on the podium.
Turkington led off the grid after a good start. By the end of lap three he was 2.5 seconds ahead of Proctor, who had to hold off a train of cars led by Chris Smiley.
On lap four Dan Lloyd went off at the exit of the chicane and hit the wall. This brought out the safety car while his stricken Vauxhall Astra was recovered and the wall fixed.
Lap 11 saw the race resume and Turkington again pulled away, opening up a three second lead easily. Proctor managed to pull away from Smiley too as he cruised to a second placed finish.
His team mate Cook was on the rear bumper of Smiley, looking for an opportunity to overtake. He finally managed it with a bold move down the inside of Clark corner. Reigning champion Ash Sutton then dove down the inside of Smiley at the hairpin to take fourth.
Coming out of the hairpin Tom Oliphant was spun off and retired from the race, with Ollie Jackson also having his own issues, going wide at the hairpin and coming into the pits, never returning to the race.
Turkington took the flag and got his title challenge back underway after a few poor weekends. Proctor and Cook took the other podium places for a strong BTC Racing showing.
Sutton, Smiley, Jake Hill, Aiden Moffat, Gordon Shedden, Rory Butcher and Tom Ingram rounded off the top ten.
|1||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||26:03:813|
|2||Senna Proctor||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+4.254|
|3||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+8.076|
|4||Ash Sutton||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+8.643|
|5||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+12.071|
|6||Jake Hill||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||+13.061|
|7||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+13.111|
|8||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+16.273|
|9||Rory Butcher||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+25.848|
|10||Tom Ingram||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+27.688|
|11||Stephen Jelley||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+27.899|
|12||Tom Chilton||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+28.167|
|13||Adam Morgan||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+28.487|
|14||Jason Plato||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+29.759|
|15||Dan Rowbottom||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+30.167|
|16||Jack Goff||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+30.727|
|17||Sam Smelt||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+32.558|
|18||Carl Boardley||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+33.619|
|19||Sam Osborne||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+34.705|
|20||Jack Butel||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+35.693|
|21||Rick Parfitt Jr||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+38.341|
|22||Jack Mitchell||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+38.665|
|23||Paul Rivett||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+39.317|
|24||Nicholas Hamilton||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+39.869|
|25||Aron Taylor-Smith||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+41.021|
|26||Jade Edwards||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||Mechanical (22)|
|DNF||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||Damage (21)|
|DNF||Dan Lloyd||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||Crash (4)|