BTCC Round Six – Turkington leads BMW 1-2 with Thompson’s first ever podium

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.

Pos Driver Car Team
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
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