Dan Cammish and Ash Sutton also left the Kent track celebrating: Honda Civic Type R racer Cammish scored his first two career BTCC wins, while 2017 champ Sutton claimed his sixth victory of the season in the final race.
Northern Irish racer Turkington entered the season finale 34 points clear of title rival Tom Ingram, and extended his advantage with a 12th place finish in the opener, when both drivers were hampered by success ballast. Ingram could only muster 14th in his Toyota Avensis.
Meanwhile, Cammish became the 17th different winner of the season, after battling past pole-sitter Brett Smith, who was driving an older-spec Type R. Cammish’s Honda team-mate Matt Neal also fought his way past Smith to take second.
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Cammish and Neal put on a show in the second race, running one-two throughout, despite the best efforts of third-placed Andrew Jordan (BMW). But the attention was on the title rivals behind them, who were both storming through the order.
Ingram led the way, fighting his way up to fourth place. Turkington wasn’t too far behind until he made contact with Dan Lloyd (Civic) at Paddock Hill, going off and dropping to 22nd. But Ingram needed third place to keep his title hopes alive, and couldn’t find a way past Jordan.