Colin Turkington took victory in Round Six of the British Touring Car Chamoionship. Team mate Jake Hill finished second for a BMW one-two with Bobby Thompson securing his first ever podium finishing third in his Team HARD Cupra Leon.
An incredible start from Jake Hill from sixth saw him fighting for the lead into Paddock Hill Bend. The Safety Car was deployed when Jason Plato locked up into Druids and put his Honda Civic into the tyre wall.
Lap six saw the restart and Tom Chilton remained in the lead with Colin Turkington hunting him down. On the end of lap seven Turkington got the better exit out of Clearways and down the pit straight they ran side by side. Going into the first corner at Paddock Turkington went around the outside and took the lead of the race.
Chilton started falling down the order, Jake Hill and Bobby Thompson passed him before he pitted on lap 16 with a mechanical issue. Lap 18 saw the end of Chilton’s race as he gambled with slick tyres. He went off at Druids and brought out a second safety car.
The race restarted on lap 23 and the BMW pair of Turkington and Hill sped away from Bobby Thompson in third place. This was how the top three would finish. Turkington took the win with Hill second. Thompson was third in his Cupra to secure his first ever podium finish.
Tom Ingram finished fourth to preserve his championship lead with Rory Butcher, Ash Sutton and George Gamble behind him. Double race winner Josh Cook was eighth with Dan Lloyd and Dan Cammish rounding off the top ten.
|1||Colin Turkington||BMW 330e||Team WSR||26:45:566|
|2||Jake Hill||BMW330e||Team WSR||+1.181|
|3||Bobby Thompson||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+5.198|
|4||Tom Ingram||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+5.808|
|5||Rory Butcher||Toyota Corolla||Speedworks||+6.186|
|6||Ash Sutton||Ford Focus||Motorbase||+6.488|
|7||George Gamble||BMW 330e||Ciceley||+7.031|
|8||Josh Cook||Honda Civic FK8||BTC Racing||+8.256|
|9||Dan Lloyd||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+9.062|
|10||Dan Cammish||Ford Focus||Motorbase||+9.543|
|11||Gordon Shedden||Honda Civic FK8||Team Dynamics||+11.783|
|12||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus||Motorbase||+12.012|
|13||Stephen Jelley||BMW 330e||Team WSR||+12.276|
|14||Adam Morgan||BMW 330e||Ciceley||+12.336|
|15||Aiden Moffat||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+14.014|
|16||Aron Taylor- Smith||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+14.777|
|17||Jade Edwards||Honda Civic FK8||BTC Racing||+15.000|
|18||Sam Osborne||Ford Focus||Motorbase||+15.927|
|19||Jack Butel||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||+16.152|
|20||Ricky Collard||Toyota Corolla||Speedworks||+17.075|
|21||Ash Hand||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||+17.940|
|22||Dan Rowbottom||Honda Civic FK8||Team Dynamics||+18.645|
|23||Dexter Patterson||Infiniti Q50||Laser Tools||+21.977|
|24||Nicholas Hamilton||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+25.229|
|25||Will Powell||Cupra Leon||Team HARD||+1 Lap|
|DNF||Tom Chilton||Hyundai i30N||Excelr8||Crash|
|DNF||Rick Parfitt||Infiniti Q50||Team HARD||Mechanical|
|DNF||Jason Plato||Honda Civic FK8||BTC Racing||Crash|
|DNS||Michael Crees||Vauxhall Astra||Power Maxed||Damage|