Josh Cook fails post-race ride height checks, Rory Butcher inherits race one victory

BTC Racing’s Josh Cook has been excluded from the results of the opening British Touring Car Championship contest at Oulton Park after failing the post-race ride height checks.

Cook started the wet first encounter from the front row, but would bog down and have to fight back from fourth to eventually take a commanding victory by over two seconds from polesitter Rory Butcher.

After the race, Cook’s Honda Civic Type R was immediately in question after delays in scrutineering post-race which placed doubt over whether he would retain the victory.

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Now confirmed, Butcher inherits his first win of the 2020 campaign as a result, marking the first for the new Ford Focus ST in the process.

In addition, Dan Cammish jumps up to second while Jake Hill completes the podium with his first silverware of the season so far.

Cook will start from the back of the grid for race two, which gets underway in Cheshire shortly.

Revised race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 6 I Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 15 25:23.005 1:36.582 1
2 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 15 1.680 1:36.440 5
3 24 I Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 15 2.521 1:36.522 6
4 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 15 7.250 1:36.744 3
5 3 I Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 15 8.822 1:37.034 7
6 80 M Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 15 9.559 1:36.383 14
7 32 I Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 11.980 1:36.838 9
8 116 I Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 15 19.497 1:36.690 11
9 22 I Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 15 20.357 1:37.750 10
10 18 I Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 15 26.018 1:38.020 13
11 777 I Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 15 27.142 1:37.663 12
12 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 15 28.801 1:37.715 8
13 48 I Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 15 30.033 1:38.002 16
14 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 30.364 1:38.108 27
15 44 I Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 15 30.759 1:38.090 23
16 4 I Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 15 31.650 1:38.209 20
17 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 15 32.041 1:37.380 21
18 180 I James GORNALL GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 36.600 1:38.398 22
19 32 I Jack BUTEL Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 45.746 1:38.786 24
20 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 15 49.971 1:38.628 18
21 21 I Mike BUSHELL Power Maxed Car Care Racing Vauxhall Astra 13 + 2 LAPS 1:36.465 15
22 34 I Ollie BROWN RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 13 + 2 LAPS 1:39.983 25
R 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 13 DNF 1:39.604 26
NC 700 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 NCF 1:37.989 4
R 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 11 DNF 1:38.207 19
NS 41 I Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport DNS N/A 17
EX 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 15 25:20.926 1:36.482 2

BTCC points deficit after Round 6
Graphic: TouringCars.Net

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