Josh Cook secured his second win of the day in Round Five of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.
It’s the first double win of the season as he held off charges from Jake Hill and then Dan Cammish to take the chequered flag.
The start saw the BMW pair of Hill and Colin Tarkington shoot off the second row of the grid to pressurise Cook.
Tom Ingram started falling down the order with Gordon Shedden, Tarkington and Ash Sutton all fighting for position, going three wide down the pit straight.
Hill was the one taking the fight to Cook up front. The BMW man was using his rear wheel drive speed to fight Cook’s front wheel drive Honda. But the Civic driver is an expert in defensive driving.
While one BMW was excelling, Tarkington in the other was falling down the order and couldn’t cope with the front wheel drive cars behind him.
As the leading pair fought, Cammish in his Ford Focus was closing in on the pair. Making it a three way fight for the win.
On the penultimate lap Hill went for a move at the Druids hairpin. But he lost the rear end and spun his BMW, letting in Cammish who took the fight to Cook for the final lap and a half.
Cook held off Cammish for another win, with Cammish and Rory Butcher finished third in his Toyota. Ash Sutton was fourth in the second Ford Focus while championship leader Tom Ingram finished fifth.
Gordon Shedden was sixth while Hill recovered to finish seventh after a spin. Dan Lloyd was eighth with George Gamble ninth and Turkington rounded off the top ten.
|1||Josh Cook||Honda Civic FK 8||BTC Racing||21:48:632|
|2||Dan Cammish||Ford Focus||Motorbase||+0.253|
|3||Rory Butcher||Toyota Corolla||Speedworks||+0.932|
|4||Ash Sutton||Ford Focus||Motorbase||+4.381|
|5||Tom Ingram||Hyundai I30N||Excelr8||+7.185|
|6||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic FK8||Team Dynamics||+10.086|
|7||Jake Hill||BMW 330e||Team WSR||+10.384|
|8||Dan Lloyd||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+10.889|
|9||George Gamble||BMW 330e||Ciceley||+11.965|
|10||Colin Turkington||BMW 330e||Team WSR||+12.666|
|11||Bobby Thompson||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+13.032|
|12||Tom Chilton||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+13.558|
|13||Jason Plato||Honda Civic FK8||BTC Racing||+17.570|
|14||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus||Motorbase||+18.143|
|15||Jade Edwards||Honda Ciivc FK8||BTC Racing||+18.316|
|16||Aron Taylor-Smith||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+22.026|
|17||Ricky Collard||Toyota Corolla||Speedworks||+23.999|
|18||Stephen Jelley||BMW 330e||Team WSR||+24.900|
|19||Jack Butel||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+25.117|
|20||Sam Osborne||Ford Focus||Motorbase||+31.305|
|21||Nicholas Hamilton||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+38.800|
|22||Rick Parfitt||Infiniti Q50||Team HARD||+39.506|
|23||Will Powell||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+1 Lap|
|24||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+3 Laps|
|DNF||Michael Crees||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||Mechanical|
|DNF||Dan Rowbottom||Honda Civic FK8||Team Dynamics||Damage|
|DNF||Ash Hand||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||Damage|
|DNF||Dexter Patterson||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||Damage|
|DNS||Adam Morgan||BMW 330e||Ciceley||Mechanical|