Jake Hill reignited his title challenge by taking the win in the third and final race of the weekend at Silverstone. He overtook and held off reverse grid polesitter Dan Lloyd who finished second.
Ash Sutton managed to extend his title lead by finishing third after a quiet but consistent weekend for the reigning champion.
Lloyd made a good start from pole, while team mate Jason Plato, who started second, fell down the order, losing places to Hill and Stephen Jelley in his BMW.
Tom Chiton’s poor weekend continued as he collided with Sam Osborne coming out of Copse. He spun off but managed to rejoin and finished last on the road.
The BTCC Hybrid programme was concluded with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid driven by 2013 champion Andrew Jordan pulling into the pits midway through the race. The objective of the car was not to affect the action or get into any incidents. The programme a success on both fronts.
On lap 11 Hill managed to get past Lloyd and it was a lead he didn’t give up. He passed into Copse with a brilliant move and held on from then on in. Sutton was doing his best to catch the leading duo. He dispatched Chris Smiley on lap 16 into Becketts. Smiley had a good race, running in fourth for the majority of the race and held on for it.
Sutton was charging, he couldn’t quite catch Hill and Lloyd but by finishing third he manages to extend his championship lead with Tom Ingram and Hill chasing behind.
Josh Cook had the poorest weekend of the five title challengers, with Colin Turkington grabbing a hat-full of consistent points.
|1||Jake Hill||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||21:24:184|
|2||Dan Lloyd||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+0.698|
|3||Ash Sutton||Infinti Q50||Laser Tools||+1.444|
|4||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+4.474|
|5||Stephen Jelley||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+4.906|
|6||Jason Plato||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+5.269|
|7||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+5.476|
|8||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+6.146|
|9||Dan Rowbottom||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+7.740|
|10||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||+8.731|
|11||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+8.938|
|12||Tom Ingram||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+10.652|
|13||Rory Butcher||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+11.434|
|14||Aron Taylor-Smith||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+12.965|
|15||Jack Goff||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+13.277|
|16||Adam Morgan||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+13.566|
|17||Senna Proctor||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+14.111|
|18||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+15.390|
|19||Carl Boardley||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+15.487|
|20||Sam Smelt||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+16.120|
|21||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+16.273|
|22||Rick Parfitt Jr||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+20.854|
|23||Jack Butel||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+21.147|
|24||Jade Edwards||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+21.405|
|25||Sam Osborne||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+22.992|
|26||Andy Neate||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+27.816|
|27||Nicholas Hamilton||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+28.265|
|28||Tom Chilton||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+28.534|
|DNF||Jack Mitchell||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||Mechanical|
|DNF||Andrew Jordan||Toyota Corolla Hybrid||–||N/A|