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.
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.
|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|