Victories for Goff, Sutton, Neal in the BTCC meeting at Snetterton
Jack Goff (WIX Racing with Eurotech), Ashley Sutton (Team BMR/Adrian Flux Subaru Racing) and Matt Neal (Halfords Yuasa Racing) are the winners of three races on the British Touring Car Championship meeting at Snetterton circuit, in the sixth round of the 2018 BTCC season.
It was the second win of the season for Goff and the third win of the season for Sutton. Matt Neal has won for the second time this year and 63rd time in a career.
Drag race to the finish line
In the first race of the weekend, which took place under the heavy rain, Jack Goff converted his pole position into the second win of the season in the #31 Honda Civic Type R. It wasn’t easy. He won a drag race against Ashley Sutton in the last meters of the race.
Prior to that, the defending champion made a progress from P7 on the grid to P2 on the opening lap and then a battle between two drivers last for the next eleven laps. In a photo finish, Goff took a victory by just 0.152 seconds.
More than nine seconds behind the leading pair, Dan Cammish (Halfords Yuasa Racing) finished in the third place. Josh Cook (Power Maxed TAG Racing) was further four seconds down, beating Sam Tordoff (Team GardX Racing with Motorbase) in the fight for P4.
Third win of the season for Ashley Sutton
In the second race of the day, the reigning BTCC champion Ash Sutton scored his third win of the season in the #1 Subaru Levorg GT. The pole-sitter Jack Goff was forced to start from the pitlane when his team failed to release his vehicle in the allotted time prior to lights-out so Ashley Sutton started alone from the first row.
He won ahead of Josh Cook in the #66 Vauxhall Astra. Tom Ingram (Speedworks Motorsport) steals the last podium spot on the last lap from Dan Cammish. Ingram did a fantastic job by progressing from P27 on the grid.
Victory for Neal, championship lead for Ingram
The third race of the weekend was the ‘Diamond Double’ race. The 21-lap race marked a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the BTCC. Jack Goff started from pole but lost a victory to the most experienced driver on the grid.
Tom Ingram completed the podium in the third race and took the lead in the championship after 18 races. Ingram has 189 points, six more than Colin Turkington. Matt Neal is third, further ten points behind Turkington and just one point ahead of Jack Goff.
The next championship round is scheduled for August 11-12 at Rockingham Motor Speedway.