BTCC at Knockhill: Wins for Rory Butcher, Andrew Jordan, Jake Hill
Rory Butcher (Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance, Honda Civic Type R), Andrew Jordan (WSR/BMW Pirtek Racing, BMW 330i M Sport) and Jake Hill (TradePriceCars.com, Audi S3 Saloon) are the winners of three BTCC races at Knockhill Circuit, in the eighth round of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship season.
Probably the happiest man at Knockhill was Jake Hill, who scored his maiden BTCC win in the third race of the weekend. In the first race, Rory Butcher scored his third win of the season.
For Andrew Jordan, his victory in Race 2 was the sixth triumph in 2019 and it moved him closer to his WSR teammate and main championship rival Colin Turkington, who retained the championship lead. Jordan came to Knockhill with minus 30 points and he leaves Scotland with ten points less (268:258) than Turkington. Dan Cammish, who is third in the championship, is just one point behind Jordan.
Scotsman Rory Butcher delighted the home crowd in the only Scottish round of the British Touring Car Championship by taking the pole position and converting it into victory. He managed to defend his position from Andrew Jordan for all 27 laps and crossed the finish line just 0.268sec ahead. Dan Cammish (Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda) completed the podium, taking P3 in front of championship leader Colin Turkington.
The same three drivers occupied the podium after Race 2. Andrew Jordan has won the race, Dan Cammish was second and Rory Butcher finished third. Colin Turkington was fighting for a podium but after a contact with Butcher, he went into a gravel, recovering to finish just 19th.
Jake Hill, who finished tenth in Race 2, was rewarded with pole position on the reversed grid for Race 3. He managed to convert it into a victory, his first in the championship. He became the tenth different winner in 2019 so far. Hill drove commandingly throughout the race and kept BTC Racing’s Josh Cook behind, whilst Ciceley Racing’s Adam Morgan completed the podium.