Dan Rowbottom signs for Team Dynamics – Yuasa leave team and BTCC after ten years

It’s all change for Team Dynamics as they sign a new driver, gain a title sponsor, and lose another as title sponsor Yuasa have left the team after ten glorious years in the British Touring Car Championship.

After news broke of Dan Rowbottom taking the second Honda seat alongside the returning Gordon Shedden, it was confirmed that Cataclean, a partner of Rowbottom would become a sponsor of the team alongside the long-standing Halfords.

Rowbottom made his BTCC debut in 2019 with Ciceley Motorsport, and after sitting out 2020, he returns after a ‘lifeline’ from one of the sport’s most famous names.

Rowbottom had a season in BTCC in 2019 with Ciceley Motorsport. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

“I was thrown a bit of a lifeline with a call from Matt Neal suggesting we should get together and have a chat about the future!  To be honest it was a real ‘pinch yourself moment’ one moment no racing, then next I had the main man of BTCC suggesting that it might be possible to join Team Dynamics,” Rowbottom stated in a press release on his website.

Neal was happy to have Rowbottom in the team and will play a more mentoring role in his development. “It’s great to have Dan join the team, he’s got previous experience in the BTCC, so he knows what to expect and how competitive it is.  I know he has set himself some pretty realistic, yet tough goals and I’ll be there to help and mentor him and make sure we achieve the best results we can for him and for the team”

Dynamics and Yuasa is one of the most successful partnerships in the history of the BTCC. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

This therefore means Yuasa leave the team, after 11 trophy laden seasons with Team Dynamics. In a  press release from the battery brand, they stated: ‘During their 10 years (11 seasons) in the sport, Yuasa has enjoyed phenomenal success with the team and their drivers Matt Neal, Gordon Shedden and Dan Cammish.

‘With Yuasa’s backing Matt and Gordon both became three-time BTCC champions, and Dan narrowly missed out on his first BTCC title at nail biting season finale in 2019. In fact, since the relationship began in 2010 Yuasa and Team Dynamics have shared a phenomenal 78 race wins, 232 podiums, 4 drivers’ championships, 5 teams and 5 manufacturers titles.’

This of course means Matt Neal won’t be on the grid next year, but he is expected to remain heavily involved in the team and the garage.

Williams’ love letter to former glories with FW43B release

Williams were the latest team to unveil their charger for the 2021 season – the FW43B. The car is something of a homage to the team’s former glories, with a focus on the new era under new ownership.

There was a change to the original plan as their innovative augmented reality app was hacked, meaning the team had to close down the app and unveil the car via rendered images instead.

The Grove outfit released a statement, saying: ‘We were very much looking forward to sharing this experience with our fans, particularly during this difficult time when being able to bring in-person experiences directly to our fans is sadly not possible. We can only apologise that this has not been possible.’

The Williams ‘W’ is still a prominent feature. (Image Credit: Williams Racing)

The car was revealed via images and sported some subtle throwbacks to previous Williams liveries. The car is largely blue in different shades of light and dark. There are some flashes of yellow with a white front. These are all historic colours synonymous with Williams’ glory days in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

The history was a large factor according to Jost Capito, Williams Racing CEO: “We looked and discussed what the theme should be. So we wanted the car to remember the good old times and the heritage of the team. But we also wanted to show that we’re doing a step forward. We don’t forget our history, our heritage, but we are moving on to a bright future.”

George Russell commented on the design too: “I like the new look. It’s exciting, it’s got a hint of heritage in there. There’s a hint of yellow, which is cool. Altogether  think it’s exciting, I think that’s the team at the moment, new team, new look, new brand, and the start of a new beginning.”

Nicholas Latifi was glad to see some traditional aspects remain: “I think just looking at the side profile of the car, the stripes which go up the bodywork and the engine cover and the way the Williams ‘W’ is still there in the background and I think it’ll look quite nice.”

The same sponsors remain on the car, with Sofina, Lavazza and Acronis all present, and while the design is eye catching, it resembles a new dawn, with a nod to the past.

While things are changing for Williams, there is some stability in their driver line-up, as George Russell and Nicholas Latifi remain for another season. While Jack Aitken and Jamie Chadwick remain as reserve and development drivers.

With most of the cars unveiled, there is a much needed splash of colour to this year’s grid, and when the lights go out in Bahrain at the end of the month, Formula One will be back.

Gordon Shedden returns to the BTCC with Team Dynamics

Three-time BTCC champion Gordon Shedden is making a return to the series with Team Dynamics, replacing outgoing Dan Cammish.

The Scotsman, who won his three titles with the Honda backed team, returns to the sport after a three year absence, having last raced in 2017. In a somewhat poetic twist, it was Cammish who replaced Shedden three years ago, and now the roles are reversed.

Shedden, or ‘Flash’ as he is known, needs no introduction to BTCC fans. He made his debut at Knockhill in 2001 as an independent and secured a full time BTCC drive with Team Dynamics in 2006. He won his first race at round seven at Oulton Park.

Shedden last raced in the BTCC in 2017. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

He stayed with the team until a small stint with Seat in the second half of 2009. Shedden returned in 2010 with the squad now a manufacturer backed Honda team. Incredibly between 2010 and 2016 he wasn’t out of the top three in the championship standings. He won his first title in 2012 before adding two more in 2015 and 2016.

His last BTCC season in 2017 secured three wins and fourth in the championship before he left for World Touring Cars, with Cammish replacing him.

This won’t be the first time he’s driven the Honda Civic FK8, as he had a demo run last year when Matt Neal was injured in a bike crash, but Shedden says he ‘can’t wait to get back in the car.’

Shedden has 48 wins to his name and will make his 350th appearance this season. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

Shedden told the official BTCC website: “I’ve been keeping an eye on the Championship, and it looks mega competitive, but my fight and determination is as high as it’s ever been, so I’ll be giving it my all.” 

This news comes after Cammish announced he was stepping away from the BTCC, with Shedden’s teammate to be announced in the coming weeks. The strong speculation is we will see Dan Rowbottom in the second seat but time will tell.

Five of our favourite BTCC liveries from the last five years

One of the most exciting things about pre-season is seeing the cars, seeing what colours we need to look out for on the grid. While most cars look great, there are some that just stand out for all the right reasons.

Whether that be an iconic livery, a moment you associate with your favourite team or driver, or simply you think it looks good and therefore becomes a favourite of yours.

We’ve delved into the archives and found five of our favourite liveries from the last five years of the British Touring Car Championship, with so many to choose from creating a list wasn’t easy.

5. 2016 Team Dynamics Honda Civic

Shedden attacks Knockhill in his Honda Civic FK2. (image credit: BTCC Media)

Honda and Halfords, it’s a combination we’ve become used to over the years watching the British Touring Car Championship. Gordon Shedden took the title for Team Dynamics in his orange Honda with some beautiful black accents to compliment the design. The FK2 Civic is one of the most successful BTCC cars of all time, and suited the colour scheme perfectly.

4. 2020 Excelr8 Hyundai i30N

The beautiful Hyundai i30N from 2020. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

With the COVID-19 pandemic restricting fans to watching on TV, the Hyundai ran by Excelr8 often caught the eye. Driven by Senna Proctor and Chris Smiley, the vivid blue and black colour scheme really helped accentuate the i30N’s features. The red around the grille stood out and made the car easy to spot during races.

3. 2018 Motorbase Ford Focus Pink Edition

This one off livery definitely caught the eye. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

As part of the BTCC’s 60th anniversary celebrations at Snetterton, Sam Tordoff revealed a pink liveried Ford Focus which definitely caught the eye. When asked about why he chose it, Tordoff stated: “We wanted to choose a colour that really made an impact on the track and also on TV. Bright pink has become my signature colour over recent years and we wanted something special for the car, so it was a no-brainer to run with it!”

2. 2019 WSR BMW 330i M Sport

Tom Oliphant at Thruxton in the stunning BMW 330i M Sport. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

BMW’s M Sport brand is one of the most recognisable in motorsport, and while the iconic colours were used on the 1 Series in the few seasons prior, the colours really shone on the new-for-2019 330i. Colin Turkington drove to the title in the white BMW, with splashes of red, light blue and dark blue. Side note, the Pirtek livery used by Andrew Jordan also really suited the 330i, but the white machine used by Turkington and Tom Oliphant, was just a cut above.

1.  2017 WSR Pirtek BMW 1 Series

Andrew Jordan’s beautiful Pirtek livery. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

Our favourite livery of the past five years is this stunning metallic Pirtek livery used by Andrew Jordan. It was used in 2016 on his Ford Focus but following his move to WSR, the livery followed. A shining blue with Pirtek’s signature yellow and red logos, this livery caught the eye and really shone. A move to a matte finish akin to Red Bull’s recent liveries followed in 2018, and while pleasant it wasn’t as striking as the metallic versions.

These were just five of our favourites, honourable mentions include Tom Oliphant’s metallic green Ciceley Mercedes Benz A Class from 2018, and BTC Racing’s matte grey Honda Civic FK8 with pink accents.

As we wait for the cars to hit the track, we will sit back and marvel at these beautiful machines a little longer.

(All image credits: BTCC Media)

Dan Cammish leaves Team Dynamics – What next for Honda backed team?

Dan Cammish

Dan Cammish will not be in the 2021 British Touring Car Championship after it was revealed he has left Team Dynamics.

The news broke on Tuesday morning as the Yorkshireman departed after three stellar campaigns in the championship. In what appears to be an amicable split, Cammish leaves the team and means that the Honda backed outfit has yet to name either of its two drivers for this season.

Dan Cammish departs Team Dynamics on good terms. (Image Credit: BTCC Media)

Cammish amassed eight wins in his three seasons with the team. He has been in the hunt for the title in both 2019 and 2020, finishing third on both occasions. This including a dramatic and heart-breaking final race battle in 2019, where brake failure saw him retire in spectacular fashion at Brands Hatch, handing the title to Colin Turkington.

After a flood of supportive tweets came in for Cammish, he was quick to thank the fans for their support over the last few years.

Team Dynamics’ lynchpin Matt Neal paid tribute to Cammish and his effort with the team.

The move brings up a conundrum for the Team Dynamics side, what is their next move going to be?

Series veteran Matt Neal has been strongly rumoured to be retiring and taking on a leadership role in the garage. The move may mean Neal has one more season, or he sticks to his plan and brings in two brand new drivers for the new season.

There are various contenders for the two seats, and ones which will be the most coveted, in what is a race and title winning outfit.

Dan Rowbottom has been strongly linked with a move to Team Dynamics, having had one season in 2019 in the BTCC with Ciceley Motorsport. Neal could remain with the team and shelve his retirement plans. His son Henry could be drafted in but some believe it’s too early for him to make the step up.

Alternatively some outside bets for the seat could arise, including Senna Proctor, whose yet to sign for anyone. Another outside bet could be Harry King, who romped to title success in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series in 2020, and has a similar pedigree to Cammish.

The first driver is said to be revealed on Friday 5 March, with the second being announced over the coming weeks.

BTCC 2021 – Our driver picks as grid begins to fill up

Preparations are well underway for the 2021 British Touring Car Championship season, with drivers being announced throughout the off-season, with changes afoot up and down the paddock.

Laser Tools Racing

Car: Infiniti Q50

Drivers: Ash Sutton, Aiden Moffat and Carl Boardley

The one team who have their squad confirmed is Laser Tools. Drivers champion Ash Sutton remains with the team as does Aiden Moffat. Joining the pair in a third Infiniti Q50 is Carl Boardley. He joins from Team HARD where he drove a gold BMW 1 Series last season. With the team confirmed, they can focus on maintaining last season’s impressive pace.

Toyota Gazoo Racing

Car: Toyota Corolla

Drivers: TBC, TBC

Our Predictions: Rory Butcher and Dan Rowbottom

One of the more seismic changes for 2021 is that Tom Ingram has departed the Speedworks side after seven years with the team. The now works Toyota outfit are opting for two drivers with neither being confirmed. Rory Butcher has been strongly linked with the team and with Motorbase being acquired by rival team AmD last week, Butcher looks to be replacing Ingram in the Toyota. A Jack Sears Trophy contender would be good for Toyota to be battling on all fronts. Rowbottom fits the bill having raced for Ciceley in 2019. He has front wheel drive machinery experience and is a capable points scorer.

Ciceley Motorsport

Car: BMW 330i M Sport

Drivers: Adam Morgan, TBC

Our Prediction: Tom Chilton

Ciceley Motorsport are another team with changes being made for 2021. They have replaced the race winning Mercedes A Class with two BMW 3 Series cars. These have already had great success with WSR for the last two years and this represents a step up for Ciceley. Adam Morgan has already been confirmed for the new season with Tom Chilton being hotly tipped to join him. Chilton has plenty of backing, and has the pedigree to back it up with 14 race wins. His specialty would appear to be front wheel drive but he’s a strong driver who can often adapt to whatever he is driving.

Team HARD

Car: Leon Cupra

Drivers: Jack Goff, Aron Taylor-Smith, Glyn Geddie, TBC

Our Prediction: Rick Parfitt Jr

Team HARD are going for it this season, with a brand new car, the Leon Cupra, replacing their trusty old workhorse VW CC’s. Last season’s drivers Goff and Geddie are signed up with Aron Taylor-Smith returning to the sport after a three year absence. He’s won four races in the BTCC and has been racing in British GT for the last couple of seasons. Our pick for the fourth seat is Rick Parfitt Jr. He’s stated he’s keen to race in the BTCC this season and signing with Team HARD would be a real statement of intent by the team.

Motorbase/MB Motorsport

Car: Ford Focus ST

Drivers: Jake Hill, TBC, TBC, TBC

Our Predictions: Sam Osborne, Ollie Jackson and Andy Neate

As mentioned earlier, MB Motorsport/AmD have acquired Motorbase, one of the finer teams on the grid. They showed promise with the Ford Focus last season and will be keen to build on it. Jake Hill is the only confirmed driver but with one of the directors now being Pete Osborne, it’s safe to assume his son Sam will be in a Focus after driving for MB last season. They’ve stated they’re in talks with Senna Proctor and Chilton to join the team, however it would be remiss of the team to overlook Ollie Jackson considering the pace he showed in the latter half of the 2020 season. Andy Neate would likely fill the fourth car with plenty of backing behind him to help the team.

Team WSR

Car: BMW 330i M Sport

Drivers: TBC, TBC, TBC

Our Predictions: Colin Turkington, Tom Oliphant and Stephen Jelley

WSR were Manufacturer and Team champions last season, but Turkington lost out on the drivers title to Sutton. It’s almost certain he’ll return to try and take that title back, with 2020 team mate Tom Oliphant returning to the team as backup. WSR will be running a third 3 Series for 2021, and many drivers are being linked with what will be one of the most sought after seats on the grid. Our guess is Stephen Jelley, who won two of his three race wins with WSR in 2009, will join the team having raced for Team Parker for the last few seasons.

Team Dynamics

Car: Honda Civic Type R FK8

Drivers: Dan Cammish, TBC

Our Prediction: Matt Neal

Dan Cammish is one of the strongest drivers on the grid, and remains with Team Dynamics for 2021. The speculation is rife about whether team mate, BTCC legend Matt Neal, will call it a day or keep racing for another year. The veteran is 54 now, but still shows his speed. We believe Neal will give it one more season before giving the seat up.

Excelr8 Trade Price Cars

Car: Hyundai i30N

Drivers: Jack Butel, TBC, TBC, TBC

Our Predictions: Bobby Thompson, Chris Smiley and Tom Ingram

Excelr8 enjoyed a good season with the Hyundai last season with Senna Proctor and Chris Smiley behind the wheel. They have merged with Trade Price Cars for the 2021 season with a fleet of four Hyundai’s. Smiley is tipped to remain with the team, with Bobby Thompson coming over with Trade Price. Jack Butel is the only confirmed option with Tom Ingram being rumoured to join in a Ginsters liveried Hyundai.

BTC Racing

Car: Honda Civic Type R FK8

Drivers: Josh Cook, Michael Crees, TBC

Our Prediction: Senna Proctor

BTC suffered a challenging season last year, with reliability dragging them down. Cook and Crees remain, with the third seat being vacant. Senna Proctor would be a good signing for the side, with plenty of front wheel drive experience, ability to fight for positions, and has partnered Cook at Power Maxed Racing in 2018, holding his own.

Power Maxed Racing

Car: Vauxhall Astra

Drivers: Jason Plato, TBC

Our Prediction: Rob Austin

Speaking of Power Maxed, they’re hoping to be back full time this season after running several drivers over the course of the 2020 season. BTCC legend Plato is contracted to race for the side, with Rob Austin our tip to return having impressed in his one-off outing with PMR last season.

Image Credits: BTCC Media

BTCC Brands Hatch – Ash Sutton wins 2020 BTCC title

Ash Sutton won his second British Touring Car Championship title as he finished sixth and did enough to take the title from Colin Turkington.

Rory Butcher won the final round of the 2020 championship with Tom Ingram and Jake Hill rounding off the podium in a rainy third race on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.

The Scotsman took the lead and never lost it as he passed Aiden Moffat and Chris Smiley off the grid. Dan Cammish passed Sutton on the first lap to keep his slim title chances alive.

On lap four Stephen Jelley went off at Druids after a collision with Andy Neate, meaning both ended the season in retirement.

Cammish was driving quickly in his Dynamics Honda as he made a double move on Moffat and Ollie Jackson into Clearways. Meanwhile Turkington was passed by Ingram, who no longer could win the title so was free to race without that added pressure.

Lap 12 and Sutton was on the back of Turkington, but having lost points back at Croft for making a silly overtake, Sutton learned his lesson and was content to sit behind Turkington.

Up front Jake Hill and Josh Cook collided at Clearways, both losing positions with Cook coming off worse, falling from second to sixth. Adam Morgan, in his final race in the Mercedes A Class as Ciceley prepare to bring in a new car for 2021, was passed by Ingram. He was then tapped by Cammish as he made a clumsy move down the inside at Druids.

Hill recovered from his tap with Cook to pass Cammish into third place, while Sutton finally passed Turkington into Paddock after seven laps sat on the BMW’s gearbox.

Sutton then repeated this move as he passed Cook into Paddock for sixth place where he would finish, with Moffat passing Turkington too to compound the BMW driver’s misery.

Butcher cruised to the win in the end, with Ingram and Hill rounding off the podium. Cammish, Morgan, Sutton, Cook, Moffat, Turkington and Ollie Jackson rounded off the top ten.

Sutton took the title, adding to his 2017 triumph to become a double title winner in a hard fought campaign which went all the way to the 30th and final race of this truncated season.

It’s the first time the ToCA provided engine has won the title outright, and Sutton’s Laser Tools Racing is an independent outfit, which only makes Sutton’s victory all the more impressive.

Pos Driver Car Interval
1 Rory Butcher Ford Focus ST
2 Tom Ingram Toyota Corolla +1.522
3 Jake Hill Honda Civic Type R FK2 +7.679
4 Dan Cammish Honda Civic Type R FK8 +9.984
5 Adam Morgan Mercedes Benz A Class +10.521
6 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50 +12.038
7 Josh Cook Honda Civic Type R FK8 +14.094
8 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 +16.133
9 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport +17.320
10 Ollie Jackson Ford Focus ST +18.431
11 Tom Chilton Honda Civic Type R FK8 +18.764
12 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N +19.008
13 Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport +19.217
14 Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R FK8 +20.935
15 Michael Crees Honda Civic Type R FK8 +31.358
16 Jack Goff VW CC +35.780
17 Paul Rivett Audi S3 Saloon +36.679
18 Glyn Geddie VW CC +38.623
19 Senna Proctor Hyundai i30N +39.743
20 Nicolas Hamilton VW CC +45.302
21 Jack Butel Mercedes Benz A Class +46.119
22 Brad Philpot Vauxhall Astra +47.175
23 Carl Boardley BMW 125i M Sport +54.671
24 Ethan Hammerton Audi S3 Saloon +3 Laps
Retirements
RET Sam Osborne Honda Civic Type R FK2 Mechanical
RET Andy Neate Ford Focus ST Damage
RET Stephen Jelley BMW 125i M Sport Crash

Image Credit: BTCC Media

BTCC Brands Hatch – Sutton has one hand on title with win

Ash Sutton took another huge step towards winning the title with a win in race two at Brands Hatch. Tom Ingram finished second with title rivals Colin Turkington third and Dan Cammish fourth on the road. Turkington received a penalty post-race for overtaking under yellow flags.

Some drivers elected to start on wet tyres, with the track drying in sunny conditions. Sutton took the lead off the start with a selection of drivers sliding off at Paddock. Jake Hill, Ollie Jackson, and Ingram all slid off. Tom Chilton had an incredible start on the wets and moved into the lead on lap two. Andy Neate, another of the wet shod drivers, was third.

A few drivers had spins, including Jack Goff at Graham Hill bend on lap five. Ingram was fighting back from his Paddock Hill moment and was seventh, behind Turkington.

On lap nine the wet tyres were wearing quickly, and so Chilton lost the lead and fell down the order, finishing 18th and a lap down. Neate finished 21st eventually.

On lap 12 Hill suffered damage at Druids, and Tom Oliphant was next to spin at Graham Hill bend.

A lap later Turkington developed an issue on his car, with his front right tyre rubbing on the bodywork, but it didn’t seem to hinder him as he kept putting up fast times.

Sutton was far ahead and cruised to the win with all the action happening behind him as he drove to victory.

Turkington was fighting with Cammish, with both wanting to keep their title hopes alive. Ingram was in second and the title chasing pair were third and fouth.

A moment of drama on lap 23 as Paul Rivett spun on the exit of Paddock Hill, his Audi stationary in the middle of the road. All avoided him but Turkington had to swerve to avoid him and only just missed him.

A hairy moment but he recovered for third on the road, with Ingram’s title hopes now over despite a second place finish. Ash Sutton took the win and has a stronger lead over Turkington with only three drivers now in contention for the title going into the final race of the weekend.

Pos Driver Car Interval
1 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50
2 Tom Ingram Toyota Corolla +4.762
3 Dan Cammish Honda Civic Type R FK8 +9.370
4 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport +9.688
5 Ollie Jackson Ford Focus ST +10.832
6 Adam Morgan Mercedes Benz A Class +13.422
7 Jake Hill Honda Civic Type R FK2 +14.088
8 Senna Proctor Hyundai i30N +14.418
9 Josh Cook Honda Civic Type R FK8 +14.919
10 Rory Butcher Ford Focus ST +17.900
11 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N +22.605
12 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 +28.823
13 Michael Crees Honda Civic Type R FK8 +33.011
14 Sam Osborne Honda Civic Type R FK2 +37.119
15 Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport +37.712
16 Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R FK8 +42.984
17 Stephen Jelley BMW 125i M Sport +43.415
18 Tom Chilton Honda Civic Type R FK8 +1 Lap
19 Jack Butel Mercedes Benz A Class +1 Lap
20 Jack Goff VW CC +1 Lap
21 Andy Neate Ford Focus ST +1 Lap
22 Brad Philpot Vauxhall Astra +1 Lap
23 Paul Rivett Audi S3 Saloon +1 Lap
24 Ethan Hammerton Audi S3 Saloon +1 Lap
25 Nicolas Hamilton VW CC +3 Laps
Retirements
RET Glyn Geddie VW CC Mechanical
RET Carl Boardley BMW 125i M Sport Mechanical

Image Credit: BTCC Media

BTCC Brands Hatch – Sutton strikes first on finals day

Dan Cammish took the win in the first race of finals day at Brands Hatch. Ash Sutton took the championship lead with second and Tom Ingram rounded off the podium to keep his title hopes alive.

There were two green flag laps to warm the tyres with rain falling throughout the first race at Brands Hatch.

At the start Sutton moved up into second with Cammish up to third. The pair were fighting over second with Ingram in the lead. On lap four Cammish moved ahead of Sutton with the top three close together. Cammish did almost pass Ingram into Clearways but after a slight tap from the Honda driver, he backed off.

Sutton and Cammish were side by side on the pit straight before the Safety Car was brought out by a crash between Glyn Geddie and Sam Osborne at Druids.

After four laps we were back underway, with Cammish hot on the heels of Ingram. The Yorkshireman passing Ingram into Druids on lap 13 to take a lead he never relinquished.

Cammish was able to pull away as Sutton and Ingram fought for second. Sutton was next to pass the Toyota of Ingram on lap 22 as he hunted down Cammish for more points in the title battle.

In the last couple of laps Sutton was taking chunks of time out of Cammish’s lead, but he ran out of laps and Cammish took the win.

Sutton takes over the lead of the championship by two points from Colin Turkington, who could only finish ninth. Cammish is now 13 points behind with two races remaining with Ingram fourth and Rory Butcher’s slim title hopes now over despite a fine fourth place finish.

Pos Driver Car Interval
1 Dan Cammish Honda Civic Type R FK8
2 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50 +0.813
3 Tom Ingram Toyota Corolla +3.160
4 Rory Butcher Ford Focus ST +6.538
5 Ollie Jackson Ford Focus ST +7.952
6 Jake Hill Honda Civic Type R FK2 +9.273
7 Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R FK8 +10.164
8 Josh Cook Honda Civic Type R FK8 +13.519
9 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport +18.283
10 Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport +19.339
11 Adam Morgan Mercedes Benz A Class +21.167
12 Tom Chilton Honda Civic Type R FK8 +21.621
13 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N +23.221
14 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 +23.649
15 Paul Rivett Audi S3 Saloon +31.348
16 Stephen Jelley BMW 125i M Sport +31.760
17 Jack Goff VW CC +32.939
18 Andy Neate Ford Focus ST +36.294
19 Senna Proctor Hyundai i30N +38.121
20 Michael Crees Honda Civic Type R FK8 +39.758
21 Brad Philpot Vauxhall Astra +42.563
22 Ethan Hammerton Audi S3 Saloon +45.018
23 Jack Butel Mercedes Benz A Class +45.798
24 Carl Boardley BMW 125i M Sport +59.266
Retirements
RET Nicolas Hamilton VW CC Mechanical
RET Sam Osborne Honda Civic Type R FK2 Crash
RET Glyn Geddie VW CC Crash

Image Credit: BTCC Media

BTCC Snetterton – Jackson wins frenetic final race

Ollie Jackson won his second race of the season in the third and final race at Snetterton.

Jackson pulled off an amazing first lap move and took the win from Adam Morgan and Colin Turkington profited from Ingram and Butcher colliding on the final corner on the final lap to take third.

Morgan had an incredible start as he flew into the lead. However he wasn’t in front for long as Ollie Jackson pulled off an incredible move around the outside to take the lead. There was slight drama as Josh Cook and Dan Cammish collided, neither seemed to lose out too much. Cook’s Honda suffered significant damage to the left front but was still running.

Lap two saw Sam Osborne retire in dramatic fashion as he went off onto the grass. His Honda Civic hit a dip and his splitter dug in and ripped the front of the car off.

Jackson’s team mate Rory Butcher was trying to take second from Morgan as it all sparked into action on lap five as Sutton dove down the inside of Chris Smiley, he couldn’t make the move stick and it opened the door to Tom Ingram, who snuck up the inside to take fourth.

There was a group of ten cars all fighting close and swapping positions. Turkington profited most from this battle as he managed to get to the front of the pack and take fifth place. Smiley the loser as he was hit by Cammish and spun off.

The trio up front were all racing close and charging hard. Jackson was soaking up plenty of pressure from Morgan while Butcher hung on his coattails.

Ingram caught up to the leading pack, trying to get onto the podium to keep his slim title hopes alive. He went to pass Butcher and looked to have had it done, but Butcher couldn’t stop as he was put onto the grass, and hit Ingram.

Pos Driver Car Interval
1 Ollie Jackson Ford Focus ST
2 Adam Morgan Mercedes Benz A Class +0.217
3 Colin Turkington BMW 330i M Sport +4.472
4 Ash Sutton Infiniti Q50 +6.312
5 Rory Butcher Ford Focus ST +8.195
6 Dan Cammish Honda Civic Type R FK8 +9.194
7 Josh Cook Honda Civic Type R FK8 +9.782
8 Tom Ingram Toyota Corolla +9.934
9 Jake Hill Honda Civic Type R FK2 +13.758
10 Aiden Moffat Infiniti Q50 +14.167
11 Senna Proctor Hyundai i30N +16.544
12 Tom Oliphant BMW 330i M Sport +17.561
13 Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R FK8 +20.891
14 Michael Crees Honda Civic Type R FK8 +21.443
15 Glyn Geddie VW CC +28.737
16 Stephen Jelley BMW 125i M Sport +29.716
17 Tom Chilton Honda Civic Type R FK8 +30.859
18 Carl Boardley BMW 125i M Sport +34.649
19 Jack Goff VW CC +35.046
20 Jessica Hawkins Vauxhall Astra +40.032
21 Paul Rivett Audi S3 Saloon +40.322
22 Ethan Hammerton Audi S3 Saloon +44.761
23 Chris Smiley Hyundai i30N +47.177
24 Jack Butel Mercedes Benz A Class +50.883
Retirements
RET Andy Neate Ford Focus ST Mechanical
RET Sam Osborne Honda Civic Type R FK2 Crash

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