Tom Ingram again soaks up pressure from Dan Cammish to double up with race two win

Toyota Gazoo Racing UK’s Tom Ingram doubled up with his second British Touring Car Championship victory of the day at Thruxton, after again fending off Dan Cammish after a thrilling battle that went down to the final lap.

Race one polesitter Cammish initially dropped behind team-mate Matt Neal and had a task on his hands to keep fast-starting Ash Sutton at bay through the opening complex, but would maintain position before Neal allowed him past at the start of the second lap.

The 2019 runner-up then set two consecutive fastest laps to slash the deficit to Ingram’s Toyota Corolla, before a race-long battle that saw Ingram again maintain composure under constant pressure from Cammish to secure his second victory of the 2020 campaign.

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Behind the leading duo, it was Matt Neal who took a second consecutive podium, eventually holding off Sutton by over 1.2 seconds after the latter fell back in the final third of the race after a grassy moment on the exit of the high speed Church corner.

Completing the top five was Rory Butcher, who inherited the position from the unfortunate Mercedes-Benz A-Class of Adam Morgan, who was forced to pit with a mechanical issue with a handful of laps remaining.

The Knockhill race winner held on ahead of Tom Oliphant’s BMW 330i M Sport, ahead of another strong result for the BTC Racing trio of Tom Chilton, Josh Cook – who has been drawn onto reverse grid pole – and Michael Crees in seventh, eighth and ninth respectively.

Completing the top ten was Senna Proctor’s Hyundai, while Jake Hill recovered to 11th ahead of another strong points finish for series returnee Rob Austin.

Erstwhile championship leader Colin Turkington recovered from a DNF in race one to 13th position to secure a handful of points, but now sits 11 points behind Sutton in the Drivers’ standings.

Rounding out the points-paying positions was Ollie Jackson’s Motorbase Performance Ford and Jack Goff’s Team HARD Volkswagen in 14th and 15th respectively.

The final race of the day in Hampshire is scheduled to get underway at 17:25 BST.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 80 M Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 16 20:43.719 1:16.947 1
2 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 16 0.291 1:16.208 2
3 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 16 6.511 1:17.044 3
4 116 I Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 16 7.776 1:16.990 5
5 6 I Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 16 10.089 1:17.066 6
6 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 16 11.192 1:17.283 8
7 3 I Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 16 11.573 1:17.261 7
8 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 16 11.800 1:17.194 9
9 777 I Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 16 12.390 1:17.342 10
10 18 I Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 16 13.438 1:17.337 11
11 24 I Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 16 13.830 1:16.780 22
12 10 I Rob AUSTIN Power Maxed Car Care Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 15.265 1:17.350 12
13 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 16 15.442 1:17.199 24
14 48 I Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 16 20.514 1:17.786 14
15 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 16 21.024 1:17.594 16
16 22 I Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 16 27.313 1:17.778 13
17 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 16 30.532 1:17.478 20
18 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 16 30.866 1:18.071 15
19 41 I Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport 16 40.482 1:18.652 25
20 32 I Jack BUTEL Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 40.929 1:18.673 19
21 8 I Tom ONSLOW-COLE RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 16 42.216 1:18.261 21
22 4 I Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 16 55.579 1:18.832 23
23 44 I Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 16 56.159 1:18.547 26
R 32 I Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 DNF 1:17.029 4
R 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 12 DNF 1:17.676 17
R 180 I James GORNALL GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 10 DNF 1:18.543 18
R 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 8 DNF 1:19.410 27

BTCC points deficit after Round 14
Graphic: TouringCars.Net

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