Colin Turkington wins title despite non-score as Dan Cammish takes second victory

Colin Turkington wins title despite non-score as Dan Cammish takes second victory

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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.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
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