Ollie Jackson wins Snetterton race three as Tom Ingram and Rory Butcher collide

Ollie Jackson secured his second win in the 2020 British Touring Car Championship after a fine defensive display saw him hold off Adam Morgan.

Jackson got the better of Morgan after a fine pass around the outside on the opening lap at the Palmer hairpin and he held his position until the end of the race despite the Mercedes driver’s best efforts to get past.

The Motorbase Ford driver, who also won race three at Silverstone earlier this season, took the win as teammate Rory Butcher and Speedworks’ Tom Ingram collided at the final corner of the race while battling for third.

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Ingram had got up the inside of the Scotchman at Coram, but while doing so knocked Butcher onto the grass on the outside of the corner and he couldn’t stop the car in time for the final corner at Murray’s.

As a result he smashed into the side of the Toyota and this enabled championship frontrunners Colin Turkington and Ash Sutton to both get ahead of them as they limped over the finish line.

Turkington, who started race three in tenth following the reverse-grid draw, made the most of drivers fighting ahead of him to end up taking the final step on the podium.

The four-time champion had already taken advantage of the congestion caused by Chris Smiley struggling to keep the chasing pack behind him earlier in the race and found himself fifth, and crucially again ahead of Sutton, before the last corner chaos.

As a result of the late drama in race three, Turkington now extends his lead over Sutton to nine points heading to Brands Hatch.

Lap seven saw Smiley collide with Dan Cammish and the Hyundai driver spun at Oggies as a result and ended the race down in 23rd.

With Sutton taking fourth in race three, Butcher salvaged fifth after his collision ahead of Cammish with Josh Cook, who had knocked the Halfords Yuassa Racing driver sideways at Williams on the opening lap, finishing seventh in the battered BTC Racing Civic Type R.

Ingram dragged his damaged Corolla over the line in eighth, with Jake Hill and Aiden Moffat completing the top ten.

Glynn Geddie was the best of the four drivers making their first appearance of the year in the final race of the day and scored a championship point in 15th, while Jack Goff returned to action following a heavy shunt in race two to take 19th in the sister Team HARD Volkswagen CC.

The final rounds of the 2020 British Touring Car Championship take place at Brands Hatch on the weekend of November 14-15.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 48 I Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 12 23:54.642 1:58.300 3
2 32 I Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 0.217 1:58.130 2
3 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 12 4.872 1:57.720 10
4 116 I Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 12 6.312 1:57.780 8
5 6 I Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 12 8.195 1:58.194 7
6 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 9.194 1:58.241 5
7 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 9.782 1:58.302 4
8 80 M Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 12 9.934 1:57.668 9
9 24 I Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 12 13.758 1:58.207 6
10 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 12 14.167 1:58.496 26
11 18 I Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 12 16.544 1:58.446 13
12 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 12 17.561 1:57.991 11
13 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 20.891 1:58.786 12
14 777 I Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 21.443 1:59.228 14
15 88 I Glynn GEDDIE RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 12 28.737 1:59.486 18
16 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 12 29.716 1:58.701 17
17 3 I Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 30.859 1:59.508 16
18 41 I Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport 12 34.649 1:59.423 24
19 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 12 35.046 1:59.450 27
20 39 I Jessica HAWKINS Power Maxed Car Care Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 40.032 1:59.619 21
21 222 I Paul RIVETT GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 12 40.322 1:59.932 23
22 23 I Ethan HAMMERTON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 12 44.761 2:00.628 19
23 22 I Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 12 47.177 1:59.078 1
24 32 I Jack BUTEL Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 3 50.883 2:00.806 20
R 44 I Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 1 DNF 2:02.368 22
R 4 I Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R DNF 2:14.812 15
NS 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 0 DNS N/A 25

BTCC points deficit after Round 24
Graphic: TouringCars.Net

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