BTCC at Knockhill: Victories for Sutton, Jordan, Chilton
Sutton has won the Race 1 in the #1 Subaru Levorg GT, scoring his fifth win of the season, and then also crossed the finish line as the winner of the Race 2 but he was disqualified and the victory goes to Andrew Jordan in the #77 BMW 125i M Sport. In the third race of the weekend, Tom Chilton became the 14th different winner of the season in the #3 Ford Focus RS.
In the first race of the weekend, that took place under the heavy rain at the 1.27-mile Scottish circuit, the reigning BTCC champion Ash Sutton progressed from P8 on the grid to his fifth victory of the season, defeating championship leader Colin Turkington in the #2 BMW 125i M Sport. The pole-sitter Dan Cammish finished third in the #27 Honda Civic Type R.
Andrew Jordan and Josh Cook completed the top 5. The title contender Tom Ingram finished sixth.
In the second race, Ash Sutton was leading from start to premature finish due to a red flag, crossing the line as the winner, in front of Tom Ingram and Andrew Jordan. They celebrated on the podium but the post-race inspection resulted in an exclusion of both Sutton and Ingram. Their cars failed a ride height check.
Andrew Jordan inherited a victory, becoming the 13th different winner in 2018 BTCC season. Josh Cook and Dan Cammish were promoted to the podium. Colin Turkington was fourth, increasing his championship lead. Adam Morgan and Tom Chilton finished fifth and sixth respectively.
Tom Chilton get the reversed grid pole position for the third race of the weekend and converted it into the victory, his first this season, becoming the 14th different winner in twenty-four races. It’s the all-time record number of winners and six more races are on the calendar.
Colin Turkington finished the race in the second place, ahead of Andrew Jordan. The second podium of the weekend helped Turkington to increase the lead in the championship to 43 points ahead of Tom Ingram (269:226). Sutton is third with 218 points.
The next BTCC round is scheduled for September 16 at Silverstone.