Colin Turkington secures Silverstone finale
Colin Turkington secured victory in the final race of the weekend at Brands Hatch as Ash Sutton moved a step closer to the BTCC title.
Turkington hit the front shortly after an early safety car period caused by Adam Morgan and Rory Butcher coming together on the Wellington Straight – with the WSR driver clearing Dan Lloyd and then Dan Rowbottom to grab the lead.
From there, the Northern Irishman was able to control things from the front for win number four of the campaign although the result remains provisional with a message having appeared on timing screens saying that Turkington’s start would be investigated post-race.
Second place would be the Hyundai of Tom Ingram, with the defending champion having avoided contact on lap one as cars went four wide down the Wellington Straight for the first time and then picked off the cars ahead through the remaining laps to climb up into P2.
He would only take two points out of Sutton however, who followed him through the field to take third place – helped by Rowbottom ceding position late on.
Rowbottom would have to fight hard to keep Ronan Pearson at bay after a feisty race from the Scot, who briefly held the lead at the start, with the top six being completed by Josh Cook.
Ricky Collard took seventh from Jake Hill, who came through the pack from outside the top 20 but can now no longer win the title.
Aron Taylor-Smith and a recovering Morgan rounded out the top ten.