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.
|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|