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BMW man Turkington take big step towards third title after technical infringement denies Sutton a pair of race wins

Despite not taking a race victory, Colin Turkington was the big winner from the British Touring Car Championship’s trip to Knockhill, the BMW driver taking a pair of second places and a fourth to extend his title lead.

In wet and tricky conditions, reigning champion Ash Sutton was the star of the event, charging from eighth to take a dominant win in race one. The Subaru Levorg racer was first across the line in race two, but – along with second-place finisher Tom Ingram – was disqualified for a technical infringement. 

That handed BMW driver Andrew Jordan victory in race two, while Ford Focus RS racer Tom Chilton held off Turkington’s late charge to win the final encounter.

Sutton had started the first race eighth on the grid, but was supreme in heavy rain in the opening race. He quickly charged through the order, eventually taking the lead from pole-sitter Dan Cammish (Honda Civic Type R).

Shortly after, Cammish dropped to fourth behind Turkington and Stephen Jelley (BMW), but when the two cars touched, with Jelley punted into a gravel trap, he regained third spot. Josh Cook was fifth in his Vauxhall Astra, ahead of title contender Ingram (Toyota Avensis).

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Peter Cavellini 27 August 2018

Rules are rules...

 Somebody should get the derrière kicked?