Ash Sutton: ‘It was nice to show what the car can do’ in thrilling Oulton Park victory

Laser Tools Racing’s Ash Sutton said he was glad to get the opportunity to display the pace of his Infiniti Q50 in the second British Touring Car Championship contest at Oulton Park.

The 2017 champion revealed he struggled with overheating issues in race one which hampered his progress and meant he could only manage eighth after a race-long scrap with Tom Ingram and Adam Morgan.

He signalled his intent early in the second encounter, however, scything from eighth to fourth on the opening laps before dispatching of first Colin Turkington and then Dan Cammish before passing polesitter Rory Butcher for the lead.

- Advertisement -

He told ITV he was pleased to be able to give his team “the credit they deserve” as well as highlighting the pace of the Infiniti Q50.

“The boys at Laser Tools Racing and BMR Engineering did a mega job, unfortunately we just couldn’t show the potential we had in race one,” he said.

“Unfortunately Tom [Ingram] caught a bit of mud and filled the whole air intake and radiator with mud so we were just literally nursing temperatures.

“So it was nice to actually give the boys the credit they deserve and show what the car can do at the end of the day.”

With a drying track between races two and three at Oulton Park, Sutton admitted he will be hoping for rain so that he can carry maximum ballast with less effect.

“If it stays wet, yeah. If it’s dry, it’s going to be a little bit harder because the ballast is going to show more in the dry than it will do in the wet.

“So I’m going to be doing some rain dances between now and then!”

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

7,333FansLike
6,597FollowersFollow

Must Read

Excelr8 and Trade Price Cars unite to field four Hyundais in 2021

Excelr8 Motorsport and Trade Price Cars will join forces for the 2021 British Touring Car Championship to field four Hyundai i30 N Fastback cars in the championship.
- Advertisement -

Sapag and Filippi return for WTCR finale at Aragón

José Manuel Sapag and Luca Filippi will return to the FIA World Touring Car Cup for this weekend’s season finale at MotorLand Aragón, racing their Hyundai i30 N and Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR cars respectively.

John Filippi says ‘consistency was the key’ after finishing second in TCR Europe standings

Target Competition’s John Filippi said after the end of the 2020 season that he was ‘really really happy’ after taking second place in the Drivers Standings.

Rodrigo Pflucker and Peru Racing Team join TCR South America

Peruvian racer Rodrigo Pflucker has been confirmed for the 2021 TCR South America series, where he will race a Honda Civic Type-R TCR for the new team.

Related News

Excelr8 and Trade Price Cars unite to field four Hyundais in 2021

Excelr8 Motorsport and Trade Price Cars will join forces for the 2021 British Touring Car Championship to field four Hyundai i30 N Fastback cars in the championship.

Sapag and Filippi return for WTCR finale at Aragón

José Manuel Sapag and Luca Filippi will return to the FIA World Touring Car Cup for this weekend’s season finale at MotorLand Aragón, racing their Hyundai i30 N and Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR cars respectively.

John Filippi says ‘consistency was the key’ after finishing second in TCR Europe standings

Target Competition’s John Filippi said after the end of the 2020 season that he was ‘really really happy’ after taking second place in the Drivers Standings.

Rodrigo Pflucker and Peru Racing Team join TCR South America

Peruvian racer Rodrigo Pflucker has been confirmed for the 2021 TCR South America series, where he will race a Honda Civic Type-R TCR for the new team.

Ciceley to give Mercedes A-Class its final BTCC outing with team this weekend

Ciceley Motorsport will give its venerable Mercedes-Benz A-Class its final outing with the team in the British Touring Car Championship in this weekend’s season finale at Brands Hatch.
- Advertisement -