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Ash Sutton doubles up to hit a dozen

Ash Sutton became only the second driver to win twelve races in a BTCC season with victory in the second race of the weekend at Brands Hatch.

As in race one, Sutton was able to lead the way from start-to-finish to take top honours ahead of Tom Ingram despite two caution period that book-ended the race – with the new champion surviving a one lap dash to the flag to reach his latest landmark.

Sutton made the best start to lead the field away when the lights went out ahead of Ingram, with Colin Turkington trying to grab third from Bobby Thompson.

Heading into Druids however, Turkington took a slight touch from Dan Cammish which damaged the rear of the BMW, resulting in the Northern Irishman slowing before he was collected by Ronan Pearson – who in turn was then collected by Michael Crees.

That meant a safety car period so the three cars could be recovered, with Sutton and Ingram holding station on the restart and Dan Cammish making a move on Thompson for third.

Ricky Collard and Jake Hill would also pass Thompson shortly after the restart but the safety car would then be called out again as Sam Osborne went into the barriers at Paddock Hill Bend after contact with the returning James Gornall.

With a lap of racing left, Sutton took the flag ahead of Ingram and Cammish to secure another win with Collard fourth and Thompson taking fifth as he got ahead of Hill on the final lap.

Josh Cook took seventh spot having battled his way up the order in the One Motorsport Honda, with the top ten completed by Dan Rowbottom, Stephen Jelley and Dan Lloyd rounding out the top ten.