Josh Cook doubles up in Brands Hatch race two as Ash Sutton secures third title

Josh Cook took his second win of the day in race two at Brands Hatch as Ash Sutton’s sixth place finish was enough for him to secure his third British Touring Car title.

Sutton did lose out to championship rival Colin Turkington off the start line, but his race two result now means he sits 30 points ahead of the Team BMW driver with just one race remaining and he also secures the Independent Drivers Championship ahead of Tom Ingram too.

Double race winner Cook led from start to finish in the BTC Racing Honda Civic, although his teammate Senna Proctor crashed out of the race after locking up going into the Druids hairpin on the first lap on lap one after slight contact with Dan Lloyd behind.

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A chaotic first lap then saw Ollie Jackson in the MB Motorsport with Blue Square Ford Focus turned sideways going into Surtees after contact with the Car Gods with Cicely Motorsport BMW of Tom Chilton.

When Jackson spun, drivers including Chilton’s teammate Adam Morgan, Team BMW’s Tom Oliphant and Tom Ingram in the Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai all were caught up in the incident with both Morgan and Oliphant suffering big damage as a result.

Ingram was however able to continue after narrowly avoiding the cars ahead, but dropped down the order before a fine comeback drive saw him end the race 12th.

With Cook holding off Lloyd for the win, Gordon Shedden made it two third place finishes so far on Sunday in the Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda, after Turkington couldn’t get past, while Daniel Rowbottom ended race two in fifth

Championship winner Sutton ended race two sixth in the Laser Tools Racing Infiniti, while Rory Butcher was one of a number of drivers to make the most of the incidents ahead of him during the race and crossed the line in seventh.

Butcher, driving the Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Corolla, had started the race down in 16th but quickly made his way though the field which also involved a move up the inside of Aiden Moffat at the Druids hairpin.

The pair collided on the run up to the corner that saw the Toyota end up on the grass, but Butcher managed to get the car stopped in time for the corner and he held on to the position.

Tom Chilton, Stephen Jelley – another driver to make a charge through the field throughout the race after starting the race in 21st following an engine misfire in race one – and Jake Hill completed the top 10 in race two.

The final round of the 2021 season is set to get underway at 17:15 BST.

Race result

POS NO CL NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 18 30:55.544 1:31.348 1
2 123 I Daniel LLOYD Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 18 0.587 1:31.335 4
3 52 I Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 18 1.432 1:31.420 3
4 2 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 18 1.745 1:31.037 7
5 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 18 2.352 1:30.964 5
6 1 I Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 18 3.169 1:30.971 6
7 6 M Rory BUTCHER Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 18 4.073 1:31.448 16
8 3 I Tom CHILTON Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 18 4.333 1:31.685 9
9 12 M Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 18 4.805 1:31.433 23
10 24 M Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 18 5.706 1:31.025 12
11 31 I Jack GOFF Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 18 6.809 1:31.815 17
12 80 I Tom INGRAM Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 18 6.924 1:31.181 13
13 23 M Sam SMELT Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 18 7.358 1:32.106 20
14 4 M Sam OSBORNE Racing with Wera & Photon Group Ford Focus ST 18 7.903 1:31.833 18
15 41 I Carl BOARDLEY Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 18 8.533 1:32.458 22
16 99 I Jade EDWARDS PHSC with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 18 11.243 1:31.851 26
17 19 I Jack MITCHELL Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 18 12.094 1:32.177 21
18 11 I Jason PLATO Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 18 12.246 1:31.689 19
19 55 I Andy WILMOT EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 18 15.083 1:33.806 25
20 40 I Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Team HARD. with HUB Financial Solutions CUPRA Leon 17 + 1 LAP 1:31.780 27
21 62 I Rick PARFITT Jr EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 17 + 1 LAP 1:32.995 24
22 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 17 + 1 LAP 1:31.919 8
R 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with iQuoto Online Trading CUPRA Leon 11 DNF 1:32.751 28
R 22 I Chris SMILEY Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 6 DNF 1:31.354 15
R 44 M Andy NEATE Racing with Wera & Photon Group Ford Focus ST 5 DNF 1:33.309 29
R 18 I Senna PROCTOR BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 0 DNF N/A 2
R 48 M Ollie JACKSON MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 0 DNF N/A 10
R 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 0 DNF N/A 11
R 33 I Adam MORGAN Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 0 DNF N/A 14
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