BTCC Round Five – Cook secures double win despite multiple challenges

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.

Pos Driver Car Team
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
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