Jake Hill cruised to a dominant win in race two at Croft to take his second British Touring Car Championship win. The win also boosts his title credentials.
While Hill pulled away there was chaos behind him with around 20 cars all running close behind each other. Aiden Moffat defended incredibly well to take second with Josh Cook in third.
Cook was in the action from the off as he and Colin Turkington made contact into the high speed section, thankfully both drivers came out unscathed. The end of lap one saw Rory Butcher’s wretched luck continue as he was out after a collision.
Tom Oliphant also had another race to forget as he retired with suspension damage and the safety car was deployed to recover the two stricken cars.
Just before the safety car was deployed Hill managed to squeeze past Moffat to take the lead.
On lap six came the restart, Hill managed to get away well with Josh Cook all over the back of team mate Senna Proctor, looking to find a way past the local driver.
By la eight Hill was two seconds clear, with Moffat fighting to hold off the BTC Honda duo of Cook and Proctor with the maximum 75kg ballast in his Infiniti.
Cook finally managed to pass Proctor with a gutsy move down the inside into the Sunny corner.
While Hill was strolling to the win, the action was behind him as Moffat was still defending, but with a gaggle of cars behind him all exchanging places. Turkington the biggest loser as he dropped a handful of places after contact with Gordon Shedden into turn one.
Tom Ingram came out of nowhere to be fourth by the end of lap 15 from 12th on the grid.
Hill took the win, the second of his career, with Moffat showing some incredible racecraft and defensive driving to take second, with Cook third.
Ingram finished fourth with championship leader Ash Sutton fifth, Shedden was sixth with Turkington seventh. Proctor finished eighth with Chris Smiley ninth and Adam Morgan tenth.
|1||Jake Hill||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||27:31:374|
|2||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+5.508|
|3||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+6.849|
|4||Tom Ingram||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+7.512|
|5||Ash Sutton||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+7.749|
|6||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+7.999|
|7||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+10.087|
|8||Senna Proctor||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+11.254|
|9||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+11.916|
|10||Adam Morgan||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+12.262|
|11||Stephen Jelley||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+12.438|
|12||Jason Plato||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+12.771|
|13||Sam Osborne||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+13.152|
|14||Ollie Jaclson||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||+13.370|
|15||Jack Goff||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+13.810|
|16||Dan Rowbottom||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+14.927|
|17||Tom Chilton||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+15.131|
|18||Dan Lloyd||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+15.330|
|19||Sam Smelt||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+16.011|
|20||Jack Mitchell||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+16.472|
|21||Jade Edwards||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+17.225|
|22||Aron Taylor-Smith||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+18.419|
|23||Carl Boardley||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+19.013|
|24||Andy Neate||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+31.145|
|25||Nick Halstead||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+33.461|
|26||Jack Butel||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Nicholas Hamilton||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||Crash|
|DNF||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||Mechanical|
|DNF||Rory Butcher||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||Crash|