Tom Ingram doubles up with victory in dramatic red-flagged Silverstone race two

Tom Ingram doubles up with victory in dramatic red-flagged Silverstone race two

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Team Toyota GB’s Tom Ingram took his second victory of the day in the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone in a dramatic rain-affected encounter which was stopped prematurely.

Ingram, who won the opening race from polesitter Jason Plato, then converted pole to a win despite slipping back after contact with Plato which allowed Tom Oliphant to capitalise.

The 2018 runner-up then battled back up to second position as rain started to fall and the safety car was then deployed as Adam Morgan lost the rear of his Mercedes A-Class at Becketts.

After heavier rainfall behind the safety car, Oliphant struggled for traction in his rear-wheel drive BMW 3 Series and Ingram powered past on lap 18 as Oliphant slipped back.

Title protagonists Colin Turkington and Dan Cammish completed the podium, with the latter closing and drawing alongside across the start/finish line moments before the race was stopped.

As the official race result was recorded for the previous lap, with Ingram, Turkington and Cammish ahead of Jason Plato’s Vauxhall, with Josh Cook’s Honda regaining ground in the final laps to complete the top five.

Race one podium finisher Chris Smiley initially fell back but recovered to then finish behind BTC Racing team-mate Cook in sixth position.

Erstwhile race leader Oliphant will be disappointed after slipping back to seventh in the final laps, while Andrew Jordan was left frustrated with eighth position while title rivals Turkington and Cammish made the podium.

There was a dispute between the 2013 champion and Cammish under the safety car, as the pair had been side-by-side across the timing line when it was deployed, but Jordan eventually fell in behind.

The result means Cammish has now jumped Jordan in the standings, with Turkington enjoying an advantage of 11 points out front while Jordan now sits 16 points behind.

Mike Bushell secured his second consecutive top ten finish in the AmD Tuning Honda Civic, while his team-mate Rory Butcher retired with accident damage after contact between him and Motorbase’s Ollie Jackson at Copse corner.

Completing the top ten was Matt Simpson’s FK2 Civic, with Ash Sutton’s Subaru Levorg coming home 11th – and now drawn onto reverse-grid pole for the final encounter.

Motorbase Performance’s Michael Caine put in an impressive performance in ever-changing conditions to finish 12th in his Ford Focus RS, with Team HARD’s Bobby Thompson just behind in the 13th in the Volkswagen CC.

Ollie Jackson came home 14th in the second of the Motorbase Fords, while Senna Proctor recovered after his race one puncture to secure the final point.

The final race of the day at Silverstone is set to start at 17:20 BST.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 80 M Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 19 20:26.815 58.158 1
2 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 19 1.021 57.687 14
3 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 19 1.424 58.003 11
4 11 M Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 19 2.543 58.229 2
5 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 19 3.956 58.242 4
6 22 I Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 19 4.431 58.279 3
7 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 19 4.910 58.057 5
8 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 19 5.116 58.217 10
9 21 I Mike BUSHELL Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 19 5.334 58.508 7
10 303 I Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 19 6.777 58.706 13
11 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 19 7.277 58.193 24
12 44 I Michael CAINE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus RS 19 7.930 58.709 20
13 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 19 8.056 58.860 27
14 48 I Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 19 8.478 58.497 18
15 18 M Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 19 8.573 58.343 25
16 24 I Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 19 9.265 58.594 16
17 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 19 9.451 58.858 26
18 8 I Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 19 10.258 58.905 29
19 777 I Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 19 10.266 58.771 30
20 3 I Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 19 12.280 58.603 9
21 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 18 + 1 LAP 58.354 17
22 37 I Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 18 + 1 LAP 58.970 22
R 41 I Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 19 DNF 58.587 23
R 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 13 DNF 58.445 28
R 33 I Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 DNF 58.435 8
NC 9 M Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 NCF 59.370 12
R 6 I Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 11 DNF 58.511 15
R 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 11 DNF 58.277 6
NC 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 11 NCF 59.359 19
R 4 I Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 2 DNF 59.226 21
BTCC points deficit after Round 25
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