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Four-in-a-row for Ash Sutton with race two victory

Ash Sutton became the first driver since 1997 to secure four BTCC race wins in a row with victory in the second race of the weekend at Snetterton.

As had been the case in race one, Sutton was able to make the best start when the lights went out and – having elected to run the soft tyre – was able to simply ease away from the chasing pack behind to secure a comfortable victory.

In truth, it was a race that was largely devoid of action towards the sharp end of the grid, with Jake Hill and Colin Turkington slotting in behind the Ford after the start and then remaining in position through to the finish.

The only major mover towards the front would be Dan Rowbottom, who made the most of the soft tyre to work his way up to fourth – clearing Tom Ingram and Stephen Jelley on lap two and then getting ahead of Adam Morgan on lap four.

Morgan would follow him home in fifth place, with Jelley rounding out the top six after he managed to find a away ahead of Ingram in the latter stages. Ingram had been the only driver on the hard tyre and would end up seventh – missing out on the reverse grid draw by a place as Sutton reversed the top six.

Rory Butcher and Sam Osbormne would run together throughout the race in eighth and ninth places with Dan Lloyd grabbing tenth to secure the Independents class win – helped by Josh Cook being forced to pit with a damage induced puncture on lap one.

Dan Cammish continued his recovery from qualifying by taking eleventh from Aron Taylor-Smith, who would head a train of cars dicing for position that also included Ricky Collard’s Toyota and the Hyundais of Ronan Pearson and Tom Chilton.