Adam Morgan fends off Colin Turkington to win red-flagged race three at Oulton Park

Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan emerged victorious in a red-flagged final British Touring Car Championship encounter at Oulton Park.

Starting from the front row of the grid, Morgan got the jump on polesitter Bobby Thompson and led every lap of the race, which would ultimately run for only ten laps.

The early stoppage was the result of a a sizeable accident on the exit of Druids between Nic Hamilton and his team-mate Ollie Brown as the pair attempted to avoid Stephen Jelley’s slow BMW 125i M Sport, with Hamilton’s crash causing heavy barrier damage.

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Reigning champion and current standings leader Colin Turkington would finish second ahead of team-mate Tom Oliphant, who was ordered to led Turkington through on lap seven to attack Morgan.

With the race being cut short, Turkington would not get the opportunity to attack Morgan’s lead for the planned period of time, or let Oliphant back through in the closing laps if he proved unable to take the win.

Race two winner Ash Sutton followed the Team BMW duo home in fourth position with maximum ballast aboard his Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50, while Tom Chilton slipped back to fifth after a tight battle with Turkington in the early stages.

Senna Proctor secured Hyundai’s best result of the weekend in Cheshire with sixth position ahead of Jake Hill’s MB Motorsport Honda, who finally got the luck he needed to come away with three points finishes.

Rory Butcher, who inherited the Ford Focus ST’s maiden victory in race one due to Josh Cook’s exclusion, would ultimately finish eighth after trading position’s with Chris Smiley’s Excler8 Motorsport Hyundai.

The Northern Irishman came home ninth, while Sutton’s team-mate Aiden Moffat completed the top ten ahead of Cook, who will leave disappointed after being stripped of his race one victory and showing promising pace throughout the day.

Sam Osborne was next in the second MB Motorsport Honda, while Jack Goff and Carl Boardley provided Team HARD with some consolation with points in 13th and 14th positions respectively.

2019 runner-up Dan Cammish struggled in the final race, only managing 15th after running wide at Cascades on the opening lap before seemingly suffering an issue.

His team-mate Matt Neal, who made his 700th BTCC start in race two, suffered a dire weekend and would finish three laps down after an off on the second tour.

The result leaves Turkington atop the standings with a 19 point advantage over Sutton, with Butcher a further 22 points behind as the championship heads to the latter’s home circuit at Knockhill next time out.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 32 I Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 10 14:41.799 1:27.055 2
2 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 10 0.250 1:26.674 8
3 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 10 0.544 1:27.001 5
4 116 I Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 10 0.931 1:26.941 10
5 3 I Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 10 5.075 1:27.460 3
6 18 I Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 10 5.624 1:27.181 11
7 24 I Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 10 7.220 1:27.444 4
8 6 I Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 10 7.977 1:27.422 9
9 22 I Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 10 8.981 1:27.461 14
10 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 10 9.273 1:26.990 16
11 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 10 10.388 1:27.329 21
12 4 I Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 10 12.342 1:27.684 17
13 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 10 13.802 1:27.547 18
14 41 I Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport 10 18.675 1:27.933 25
15 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 10 19.094 1:27.921 7
16 32 I Jack BUTEL Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 10 26.958 1:28.198 24
17 21 I Mike BUSHELL Power Maxed Car Care Racing Vauxhall Astra 10 30.276 1:27.060 26
18 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 10 30.327 1:29.329 1
19 48 I Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 10 32.860 1:27.537 15
20 44 I Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 10 44.462 1:28.734 19
21 180 I James GORNALL GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 10 45.398 1:27.834 27
R 34 I Ollie BROWN RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 10 DNF 1:28.672 22
R 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 9 DNF 1:26.869 20
R 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 9 DNF 1:28.912 23
R 700 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 7 DNF 1:28.512 13
R 777 I Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 1 DNF N/A 12
R 80 M Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 0 DNF N/A 6

BTCC points deficit after Round 9
Graphic: TouringCars.Net

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