BTCC: Victories for Tordoff, Cook, Cammish at Thruxton Circuit
Sam Tordoff (Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance, Honda), Josh Cook (BTC Racing, Honda ) and Dan Cammish (Halfords Yuasa Racing, Honda) are the winners of three British Touring Car Championship races at Thruxton Circuit, in the seventh round of the season.
For Tordoff, it’s his first win this season and eighth BTCC victory in a career. For Cook, it’s the third win this year and fifth in a career. Dan Cammish triumphed for the third time in a career and first time in 2019.
Sam Tordoff was the fastest qualifier in the #600 Honda Civic Type R and then he led for the entire 16-lap race to score his first win of the season. Jason Plato, who started from the front row, received a penalty because he was out of the grid box and dropped out of the fight for the lead. Dan Cammish finished the race in the second place, what was his eighth podium this year. The third man on a podium was Adam Morgan (Ciceley Motorsport, Mercedes-Benz).
Championship leader Colin Turkington finished the race in 13th place in the #1 BMW 330i M Sport, one place behind his closest championship rival Andrew Jordan in another BMW.
Josh Cook, who finished fourth in Race 1, takes his third win of the season in Race 2. He made a decisive move on lap 4 as he went from P3 to P1, overtaking Sam Tordoff and Adam, Morgan. Tordoff later dropped to P10 while Morgan reached his second consecutive podium, finishing second.
Matt Neal (Halfords Yuasa Racing, Honda) finished the race in the third place, what was his just second podium this year. He defeated Team BMW’s Tom Oliphant on the last corner of the race.
Dan Cammish completed the top five while Rob Collard was sixth in Power Maxed Racing’s Vauxhall Astra. Collard was later rewarded with pole position on the reversed grid for Race 3. The main championship rivals and teammates Andrew Jordan and Colin Turkington finished seventh and ninth respectively.
After eight podiums in previous twenty races in 2019, Dan Cammish finally climbed to the top podium spot after a victory in the final race of the day. It was also the first win for Halfords Yuasa Racing.
Rob Collard started from pole on the reversed grid and finished in the second place, what was his second podium this year with Vauxhall Astra. He was joined on the podium by another veteran Matt Neal.
Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan completed a sensational day with fourth place, following up his double podium from the opening two races. Jason Plato completed the top 5 in another PMR Astra.
BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan rounded out the top ten, reducing the deficit further to championship leader Colin Turkington, who finished 13th.
After 21 races, Colin Turkington has 249 points on his account, thirty more than Andrew Jordan. Dan Cammish is just four points behind Jordan and Josh Cook is further four points down in the fourth place.