Reigning champion Colin Turkington secured victory in the second British Touring Car Championship contest at Silverstone, in a race which could have huge title ramifications come the end of the season as Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram both suffer punctures.
Race one winner Dan Cammish initially led the way again from pole, fending off the challenge from Ingram as drama unfolded behind with erstwhile championship leader Sutton making contact with Rory Butcher, dropping the Scot out of contention.
Turkington then regained the position on Sutton that he had previously lost at Copse as the latter fell down to tenth position before eventually having to pit with a front-left puncture that damaged the bodywork of his Infiniti Q50.
Notably, Sutton went back out on track before the end of the race to pick up a point for fastest lap as some consolation in what was a disastrous race that dropped him six points behind Turkington in the standings.
Meanwhile out front, Ingram was able to get past Cammish who then fell behind Turkington at the midway mark of the race, before the Toyota Corolla racer then suffered the same fate as Sutton, with the left-front deflating and promoting Turkington to the lead for his 150th series podium.
The result promotes Cammish to third in the standings only 20 points adrift of Turkington, while Ingram drops to fourth a further two points behind with a gap of 32 points to the defending champion.
Completing the podium was Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan who made rapid progress in the opening laps to fourth before being another beneficiary of Ingram’s puncture to secure his second podium result of the season after his race three win at Oulton Park.
Next was Cammish’s team-mate Matt Neal in fourth, while Aiden Moffat enjoyed his best result of the season in his 200th BTCC start after progressing from 11th on the grid through to round out the top five runners in his Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50.
Thruxton race three winner Josh Cook managed sixth in his BTC Racing Honda Civic, while Jake Hill – who had been running in the top five before losing out in a skirmish with Matt Neal – would eventually cross the line seventh in his MB Motorsport FK2 Honda Civic.
Ollie Jackson was the best of the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST’s in eighth after Butcher’s lap one contact, while Tom Oliphant put in a remarkable drive to come from the back of the grid after a suspension failure in race one to place ninth at the flag, securing reverse grid pole in the process.
Excelr8 Motorsport’s Senna Proctor completed the top ten in his Hyundai i30 Fastback N, while Tom Chilton’s BTC Racing Honda was 11th with Sam Osborne just behind in 12th.
Bobby Thompson’s Audi was next in 13th while Butcher could ultimately only recover to 14th ahead of Chris Smiley’s Hyundai in 15th in the last of the points-scoring positions.
The final race of the day for the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone is scheduled to get underway at 17:24 BST.
|1||1||M||Colin TURKINGTON||Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||22||21:26.293||57.968||4|
|2||27||M||Dan CAMMISH||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||22||1.245||57.923||1|
|3||32||I||Adam MORGAN||Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||22||3.172||58.111||6|
|4||25||M||Matt NEAL||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||22||7.876||58.209||8|
|5||16||I||Aiden MOFFAT||Laser Tools Racing||Infiniti Q50||22||12.576||58.308||11|
|6||66||I||Josh COOK||BTC Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||22||13.804||58.310||10|
|7||24||I||Jake HILL||MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square||Honda Civic Type-R||22||14.500||58.414||7|
|8||48||I||Ollie JACKSON||Motorbase Performance||Ford Focus ST||22||14.910||58.373||13|
|9||15||M||Tom OLIPHANT||Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||22||15.102||58.190||25|
|10||18||I||Senna PROCTOR||Excelr8 Motorsport||Hyundai i30 Fastback N||22||16.911||58.515||14|
|11||3||I||Tom CHILTON||BTC Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||22||17.115||58.432||15|
|12||4||I||Sam OSBORNE||MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square||Honda Civic Type-R||22||17.831||58.463||17|
|13||19||I||Bobby THOMPSON||GKR TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||22||18.380||58.429||18|
|14||6||I||Rory BUTCHER||Motorbase Performance||Ford Focus ST||22||18.559||58.161||3|
|15||22||I||Chris SMILEY||Excelr8 Motorsport||Hyundai i30 Fastback N||22||20.016||58.537||16|
|16||180||I||James GORNALL||GKR TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||22||20.404||58.614||22|
|17||32||I||Jack BUTEL||Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||22||21.098||58.569||20|
|18||8||I||Tom ONSLOW-COLE||RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport||Volkswagen CC||22||21.446||58.540||19|
|19||31||I||Jack GOFF||RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport||Volkswagen CC||22||21.913||58.669||27|
|20||12||I||Stephen JELLEY||Team Parker Racing||BMW 125i M Sport||22||22.858||58.139||9|
|21||9||I||Jade EDWARDS||Power Maxed Car Care Racing||Vauxhall Astra||22||25.507||58.495||23|
|22||44||I||Andy NEATE||Motorbase Performance||Ford Focus ST||22||26.205||58.667||21|
|23||41||I||Carl BOARDLEY||Team HARD.||BMW 125i M Sport||22||43.244||58.401||12|
|24||28||I||Nicolas HAMILTON||ROKiT Racing with Team HARD.||Volkswagen CC||21||+ 1 LAP||59.046||24|
|25||80||M||Tom INGRAM||Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters||Toyota Corolla||21||+ 1 LAP||58.020||2|
|26||116||I||Ashley SUTTON||Laser Tools Racing||Infiniti Q50||20||+ 2 LAPS||57.687||5|
|R||777||I||Michael CREES||The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||13||DNF||58.416||26|