Colin Turkington secured a lights to flag win in the third and final race at Croft. The ‘King of Croft’ kept up his impressive record at the Yorkshire circuit with a win in the final race.
The story of the race was a handful of collisions, spins, and a titanic battle between two titans in Gordon Shedden and Ash Sutton.
The safety car came out on lap one as there was chaos further down the grid. Dan Lloyd ended up in the gravel trap, with Jack Mitchell spinning off after damaging his car in the melee. Jack Goff and Jade Edwards also involved picking up damage and seeing them retire from the race.
Racing returned on lap three with the restart, and the chaos continued as Jason Plato had an off at one of the fastest corners on the circuit. Miraculously he didn’t hit anything but he finished the race a lap down.
Adam Morgan and Stephen Jelley both had spins at the final complex on lap six. Other cars managed to avoid the pair as they were able to rejoin and continue.
Nick Halstead, deputising for Rick Parfitt Jr, had a moment going into the final corner as he ran wide and spun off. Again he kept it out of the tyre wall to keep his car going.
The main battle of the race was between Gordon Shedden and Ash Sutton. The pair, with five BTCC titles between them, it was a titanic battle between them with Sutton trying his hardest to make a move coming out of the final hairpin.
Colin Turkington cruised to the win, with Shedden managing to hang on with Sutton settling for third and extending his championship lead in the process.
Tom Ingram’s recovery from a poor qualifying was rewarded with another fourth place finish. Josh Cook and Aiden Moffat rounded off impressive weekends with fifth and sixth.
Jake Hill and Senna Proctor finished seventh and eighth with Dan Rowbottom and Tom Chilton rounding off the top ten in a frenetic but exciting race.
|1||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||23:19:784|
|2||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+3.500|
|3||Ash Sutton||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+3.716|
|4||Tom Ingram||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+7.282|
|5||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+7.896|
|6||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+16.730|
|7||Jake Hill||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||+18.360|
|8||Senna Proctor||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+18.979|
|9||Dan Rowbottom||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+20.363|
|10||Tom Chilton||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+20.810|
|11||Rory Butcher||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+21.279|
|12||Aron Taylor-Smith||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+22.409|
|13||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+22.600|
|14||Stephen Jelley||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+23.383|
|15||Carl Boardley||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+26.709|
|16||Sam Smelt||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+34.310|
|17||Adam Morgan||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+34.872|
|18||Andy Neate||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+36.467|
|19||Jack Butel||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+36.939|
|20||Nicholas Hamilton||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+45.435|
|21||Nick Halstead||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+1 Lap|
|22||Sam Osborne||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+1 Lap|
|23||Jason Plato||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||Mechanical|
|DNF||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||Suspension|
|DNF||Jade Edwards||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||Damage|
|DNF||Jack Goff||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||Damage|
|DNF||Jack Mitchell||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||Crash|
|DNF||Dan Lloyd||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||Crash|