Ash Sutton celebrated his title win by cruising to his fifth race win of the year in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch.
He burst through from fourth on the grid to stroll to the win in his Infiniti. Dan Rowbottom and Tom Ingram rounded off the podium after a race-long battle between the pair.
Rory Butcher had a poor start which allowed Sutton to fly into third. He was soon past Chilton into second, with Rowbottom into third as he passed Chilton on lap two.
Sutton’s team mate Carl Boardley spun off and his season ended early at Graham Hill bend. As did Colin Turkington’s, with his title challenge over, he had a moment coming out of Graham Hill bend and pulled into the pits.
Lap three and Sutton made his move for the lead past Stephen Jelley into Paddock Hill bend.
Jack Mitchell went off in his Cupra Leon to bring out the final Safety Car of the season. While this neutralised the race, Sutton still had everything under control.
He pulled away into the distance and left Rowbottom and Ingram to squabble for second place. The Hyundai driver couldn’t quite get the better of the Team Dynamics Honda and Rowbottom took second in an impressive debut season having replaced Matt Neal.
Jake Hill finished fourth with Josh Cook having to settle for third in the championship and couldn’t capitalise on Turkington’s retirement having won the first two races of the season.
Tom Chilton recorded his best finish of the season in sixth. Shedden finished seventh with Jack Goff, Butcher and Jason Plato rounding off the top ten.
The title went to Sutton, who won his third title and his second successive championship.
|1||Ash Sutton||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||30:22:671|
|2||Dan Rowbottom||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+1.369|
|3||Tom Ingram||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+1.502|
|4||Jake Hill||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||+3.274|
|5||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+8.001|
|6||Tom Chilton||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+8.960|
|7||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic Type R||Team Dynamics||+9.682|
|8||Jack Goff||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+10.043|
|9||Rory Butcher||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+11.992|
|10||Jason Plato||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+13.002|
|11||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus ST||MB Motorsport||+14.806|
|12||Chris Smiley||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+15.345|
|13||Dan Lloyd||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+15.962|
|14||Aron Taylor-Smith||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+17.214|
|15||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+17.461|
|16||Adam Morgan||BMW 330i M Sport||Ciceley||+17.697|
|17||Sam Osborne||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+19.176|
|18||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+19.397|
|19||Senna Proctor||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+20.545|
|20||Jade Edwards||Honda Civic Type R||BTC Racing||+21.143|
|21||Sam Smelt||Toyota Corolla||Toyota Gazoo||+21.462|
|22||Andy Neate||Ford Focus ST||Motorbase||+31.965|
|23||Nicholas Hamilton||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+32.503|
|24||Stephen Jelley||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||+42.127|
|25||Andy Wilmot||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Jack Mitchell||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||Crash|
|DNF||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||Team WSR||Damage|
|DNF||Carl Boardley||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||Crash|
|DNS||Rick Parfitt||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||Mechanical|