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Brands Hatch BTCC: Sutton wins, Cammish into lead as Turkington spins

Matt Kew
Sutton wins race two, Cammish into points lead

Ash Sutton scored his first win of the British Touring Car Championship season at Brands Hatch as Colin Turkington spun down to 25th and gave Dan Cammish the points lead.

In what is expected to be the final race meeting for BMR's Subaru Levorg, greasy conditions allowed Sutton to soar from 11th on the grid to win over Andrew Jordan by 5.223 seconds.

But the major talking point was first-lap contact between Turkington and Matt Neal, which spun the WSR driver out of second position and means he now trails Cammish by eight points ahead of the final race of the season.

As polesitter Cammish and Neal made laboured starts, Turkington had a lightning getaway to launch from fifth past Neal into Paddock Hill Bend.

He tried to also pass Cammish but yielded, with the Honda Civic Type R driver slow through Druids to allow Neal to close back up.

On the approach to Graham Hill Bend, Turkington covered the inside line in defence but made contact with Neal.

That sent the BMW 330i M Sport spinning over the grass on the exit and he rejoined down in 28th position.

Sutton wins race two, Cammish into points lead

The race was then neutralised for an incident involving his team-mate Tom Oliphant.

As Jack Goff suffered oversteer on the exit of Paddock Hill Bend he tagged Oliphant's rear and sent the BMW spinning across the track, where he was collected by the unsighted Adam Morgan.

Turkington dived into the pits for slick tyres, but only on the final lap did Jake Hill - also on slicks - set the race's fastest lap so the reigning championship recovered to just 25th.

Cammish made a clean restart, while Sutton deprived Tom Chilton of position into Hawthorns as the ballast free Levorg continued to climb.

He then passed Neal at Surtees on the inside and immediately caught Cammish, who did little to prevent Sutton from passing into Clearways for the lead.

Despite another safety car when a slick-shod Mark Blundell binned his Audi S3 into the gravel at Druids, Sutton was unchallenged and won by five seconds.

Jordan crossed the line in second, having moved past Mike Bushell at Paddock Hill Bend before tangling with Neal for third.

The BMW 3 Series driver then caught Cammish and outdragged him down the main straight to pass his title rival - putting him five points off Turkington on 305, with Cammish on 318.

Cammish hung on to third ahead of team-mate Neal.

Jason Plato was a late climber and latched on to the rear of Neal, but at Hawthorns he lost the rear of his Vauxhall Astra.

He pinned the throttle to drag it back on track but fell behind Tom Chilton and Ollie Jackson for seventh place.

Michael Caine scored the best result of his BTCC comeback in eighth ahead of Rory Butcher - who claimed the Independent teams' championship for AMD Tuning at BTC Racing's expense.

Stephen Jelley rounded out the top 10, followed by Senna Proctor - who was drawn on pole for the partially reversed race three grid.

Race two result

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 Ash Sutton BMR Racing Subaru 18 35m18.719s
2 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 18 5.223s
3 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda 18 7.158s
4 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda 18 9.901s
5 Tom Chilton Motorbase Performance Ford 18 10.225s
6 Ollie Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 18 11.173s
7 Jason Plato Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 18 11.451s
8 Michael Caine Motorbase Performance Ford 18 11.895s
9 Rory Butcher AmD Tuning Honda 18 12.177s
10 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW 18 12.259s
11 Senna Proctor BMR Racing Subaru 18 12.722s
12 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Infiniti 18 13.416s
13 Josh Cook BTC Racing Honda 18 14.555s
14 Carl Boardley Team Hard Volkswagen 18 14.935s
15 Daniel Rowbottom Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 18 16.186s
16 Bobby Thompson Team Hard Volkswagen 18 17.462s
17 Rob Collard Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 18 18.192s
18 Mike Bushell AmD Tuning Honda 18 18.959s
19 Jake Hill Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 18 19.772s
20 Rob Smith Excelr8 Motorsport MG 18 21.085s
21 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 18 21.364s
22 Sam Osborne Excelr8 Motorsport MG 18 25.597s
23 Michael Crees Team Hard Volkswagen 18 27.631s
24 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Honda 18 30.438s
25 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 18 30.952s
26 Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 18 1m04.978s
27 Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda 16 2 Laps
- Mark Blundell Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 8 Retirement
- Jack Goff Team Hard Volkswagen 0 Retirement
- Tom Oliphant WSR BMW 0 Retirement

Leading drivers' standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Dan Cammish 318
2 Colin Turkington 310
3 Andrew Jordan 305
4 Josh Cook 266
5 Rory Butcher 249

Race three grid

Pos Driver Team Car
1 Senna Proctor BMR Racing Subaru
2 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW
3 Rory Butcher AmD Tuning Honda
4 Michael Caine Motorbase Performance Ford
5 Jason Plato Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall
6 Ollie Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford
7 Tom Chilton Motorbase Performance Ford
8 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda
9 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW
10 Ash Sutton BMR Racing Subaru
11 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Infiniti
12 Josh Cook BTC Racing Honda
13 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda
14 Carl Boardley Team Hard Volkswagen
15 Daniel Rowbottom Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes
16 Bobby Thompson Team Hard Volkswagen
17 Rob Collard Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall
18 Mike Bushell AmD Tuning Honda
19 Jake Hill Trade Price Cars Racing Audi
20 Rob Smith Excelr8 Motorsport MG
21 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota
22 Sam Osborne Excelr8 Motorsport MG
23 Michael Crees Team Hard Volkswagen
24 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Honda
25 Colin Turkington WSR BMW
26 Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes
27 Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda
28 Mark Blundell Trade Price Cars Racing Audi
29 Jack Goff Team Hard Volkswagen
30 Tom Oliphant WSR BMW


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