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Ash Sutton feeling ‘comfortable’ ahead of decider

Ash Sutton says he feels ‘comfortable with the situation’ as he attempts to successfully defend his BTCC title in this weekend’s season finale at Brands Hatch.

Sutton hit the front for the first time this season at Silverstone last time out, and will take a five point lead over Jake Hill into the final three races – with Tom Ingram just two points further back.

Colin Turkington retains an outside chance of the title in what is now a four-way shootout and Sutton insisted he couldn’t wait to get the weekend started.

“I’m absolutely buzzing and can’t wait to get to Brands Hatch this weekend!” he said. “If you’d have told me early on in the season that we’d be heading into Finals Day leading then I’d have bitten your hand off.

“Everyone at NAPA Racing UK has done a mega job to get us to this point and now we need to get it over the line. Seven points between three of us is nothing, you really couldn’t script it. Anything can, and usually does, happen at the final round but I’m feeling very comfortable with the situation I’m in as I know the demands that come with the finale, both in and out of the car.

“I love the Grand Prix Circuit and I’m confident the car will be really strong. I’m just ready to go now!”