Team BMW’s Colin Turkington has won his third British Touring Car Championship title despite a non-score down in 22nd position after contact, while Dan Cammish won his second race in a row.
Title rival Tom Ingram fought his way up to fourth position in his ballast-free Toyota Avensis, but ultimately could not do enough to take it down to the wire in race three.
Dan Cammish, who held on out front to win his second consecutive BTCC race, headed teammate Matt Neal for another Halfords Yuasa Racing 1-2.
Turkington’s WSR stablemate Andrew Jordan fended off pressure from title challenger Ingram to complete the podium just half a second clear of the Toyota.
Three-time BTCC champion Turkington’s race was not short of drama, as he went off at Paddock Hill Bend on lap 13 after contact with Dan Lloyd’s Honda which also cost Lloyd several positions as he held the slide.
The recovering Ash Sutton had just got past the BTC Norlin racer as Turkington showed his nose down the inside before the pair made contact with Lloyd pitched sideways and Turkington understeering off into the gravel, dropping him outside the top 20.
Speedworks’ Ingram needed to finish second to make the championship go down to the final round, but had to settle for fourth ahead of Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat.
Motorbase Performance’s Tom Chilton was sixth just ahead of Senna Proctor’s Vauxhall Astra with Ash Sutton, who scythed through 30th on the grid.
HMS Racing’s Rob Austin survived numerous battles to finish ninth, with Josh Cook rounding out the top ten.
Turkington eventually finished as the last runner down in 22nd, but the 23-point gap to Ingram stands as enough for the Northern Irishman to secure a third title, as there are only 20 points available for a win and just two more bonus points up for grabs in the final race of the year.
Ciceley Motorsport duo Adam Morgan and Tom Oliphant were late retirees in the second contest, with the latter undergoing an engine change ahead of race three.
Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff pulled off the circuit after five laps with mechanical issues, prompting an early safety car intervention in the race.
The third encounter of the day gets underway at 17:30 BST.
|1||27||M||Dan CAMMISH||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type R||17||27:52.493||1:32.313||1|
|2||25||M||Matt NEAL||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type R||17||0.595||1:32.239||2|
|3||77||M||Andrew JORDAN||BMW Pirtek Racing||BMW 125i M Sport||17||0.781||1:31.956||8|
|4||80||Tom INGRAM||Speedworks Motorsport||Toyota Avensis||17||1.323||1:31.921||14|
|5||16||Aiden MOFFAT||Laser Tools Racing||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||17||2.984||1:31.931||7|
|6||3||Tom CHILTON||Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher||Ford Focus RS||17||3.166||1:31.323||9|
|7||18||M||Senna PROCTOR||Power Maxed TAG Racing||Vauxhall Astra||17||3.425||1:32.039||5|
|8||1||M||Ashley SUTTON||Adrian Flux Subaru Racing||Subaru Levorg GT||17||5.938||1:31.580||30|
|9||11||Rob AUSTIN||DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||17||7.091||1:31.501||15|
|10||66||M||Josh COOK||Power Maxed TAG Racing||Vauxhall Astra||17||13.356||1:32.072||22|
|11||39||Brett SMITH||WIX Racing with Eurotech||Honda Civic Type R||17||16.918||1:32.431||3|
|12||22||Chris SMILEY||BTC Norlin Racing||Honda Civic Type R||17||17.049||1:32.687||28|
|13||26||Daniel LLOYD||BTC Norlin Racing||Honda Civic Type R||17||17.509||1:32.088||6|
|14||600||Sam TORDOFF||Team GardX Racing with Motorbase||Ford Focus RS||17||18.553||1:31.406||11|
|15||48||Ollie JACKSON||AmD with Cobra Exhausts||Audi S3||17||18.765||1:32.876||17|
|16||20||James COLE||Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher||Ford Focus RS||17||19.443||1:32.045||10|
|17||99||M||Jason PLATO||Adrian Flux Subaru Racing||Subaru Levorg GT||17||20.434||1:32.518||18|
|18||55||M||Ricky COLLARD||Team BMW||BMW 125i M Sport||17||20.845||1:32.026||16|
|19||23||Sam SMELT||AmD with Cobra Exhausts||Audi S3||17||20.957||1:32.555||25|
|20||21||Mike BUSHELL||Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing||Volkswagen CC||17||23.381||1:33.076||24|
|21||54||Josh CAYGILL||AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing||MG 6||17||29.817||1:33.648||26|
|22||2||M||Colin TURKINGTON||Team BMW||BMW 125i M Sport||17||37.033||1:31.520||12|
|R||33||Adam MORGAN||MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||14||DNF||1:31.648||19|
|R||15||Tom OLIPHANT||Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||13||DNF||1:31.219||13|
|R||43||Ollie PIDGLEY||Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing||Volkswagen CC||9||DNF||1:34.153||27|
|R||31||Jack GOFF||WIX Racing with Eurotech||Honda Civic Type R||5||DNF||1:31.881||4|
|R||60||Stephen JELLEY||Team Parker Racing||BMW 125i M Sport||4||DNF||1:35.026||21|
|R||303||Matt SIMPSON||Simpson Racing||Honda Civic Type R||2||DNF||1:34.314||20|
|R||6||Rory BUTCHER||AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing||MG 6||2||DNF||1:35.152||23|
|R||32||Ethan HAMMERTON||Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars||Volkswagen CC||2||DNF||1:35.238||29|
|R||19||Bobby THOMPSON||Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars||Volkswagen CC||0||DNF||N/A||31|