Ash Sutton leads Dan Cammish in NAPA Racing 1-2

Ash Sutton lead a NAPA Racing 1-2 in the second British Touring Car Championship race of the weekend at Thruxton, taking the chequered flag ahead of team-mate Dan Cammish.

It was a simpler race for Sutton than the dramatic race one, and he led his Cammish across the line with a gap of 1.283 seconds.

After sweeping past Team Dynamics’ Gordon Shedden on the line, Sutton spent most of the race following team-mate Cammish.

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Shedden stayed in touch with the NAPA Racing duo for the first half of the race, and later brought MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill with him to make it a three way fight for second.

The NAPA duo gradually brought out a gap in the closing stages of the race and Cammish moved aside to let Sutton through. He was able to shut the door before Shedden followed him past and stayed close to Cammish to score the team’s first 1-2 of the season.

Meanwhile, title contender Colin Turkington got a difficult start off the line. The Team BMW driver was passed by Stephen Jelley before they made it to the first corner, then had both Josh Cook and Adam Morgan sweep past him simultaneously.

Turkington was able to make up a handful of positions late on, but only climbed up to P10. The result puts Sutton and Turkington tied on points at the top of the championship. The two both have the same number of wins and second place finishes. Having scored more third place finishes so far this season, Sutton is ahead.

Tenth does put Turkington on the front row of the grid for race three, as the top 11 cars will be reversed. His Team BMW team-mate Stephen Jelley starts on pole.

Meanwhile, Shedden took his fifth podium of the season in third ahead of Jake Hill and Rory Butcher. Tom Ingram held off Dan Rowbottom to finish sixth, while Cook lead Michael Crees and Turkington to complete the top ten.

Bobbie Thompson took the chequered flag 12th, narrowly missing out on reverse grid pole. Dan Lloyd and Adam Morgan also took points finishes.

The main battle of the race was for the final points paying positions. Ricky Collard climbed up from 22nd on the grid to challenge Jason Plato for P17. He managed to find a way through and continued to push forward, taking Ollie Jackson and Aiden Moffat late on to take the final points paying position.

Behind him, Jackson, Plato and Edwards battled Moffat for 16th, with the Laser Tools driver coming out on top.

Race three is scheduled to get underway at 17:20 BST.

Race results

POS NO CL NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 1 M Ashley SUTTON NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 14 18:10.671 1:16.693 3
2 9 M Dan CAMMISH NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 14 1.283 1:16.829 1
3 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 14 2.215 1:16.857 2
4 24 M Jake HILL ROKiT MB Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 14 2.894 1:16.710 4
5 6 M Rory BUTCHER Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 14 4.310 1:17.186 6
6 80 M Tom INGRAM Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 14 7.501 1:17.263 9
7 32 M Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 14 7.774 1:17.227 7
8 66 I Josh COOK Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 10.067 1:17.475 13
9 777 I Michael CREES CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 10.398 1:17.625 8
10 50 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 14 11.071 1:17.439 10
11 12 M Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 14 13.923 1:17.573 11
12 19 I Bobby THOMPSON Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 14 15.778 1:17.685 15
13 123 M Daniel LLOYD Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 14 15.910 1:17.630 17
14 33 I Adam MORGAN Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 14 16.751 1:17.827 12
15 21 M Ricky COLLARD Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 14 22.427 1:18.043 22
16 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 14 23.997 1:17.912 16
17 48 M Ollie JACKSON Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 14 24.929 1:18.066 18
18 11 I Jason PLATO Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 26.199 1:17.631 14
19 42 I George GAMBLE Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 14 27.553 1:17.901 29
20 77 M Sam OSBORNE Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 14 28.722 1:18.168 23
21 96 M Jack BUTEL Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 14 28.914 1:17.915 20
22 3 M Tom CHILTON Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 14 29.445 1:18.013 28
23 99 I Jade EDWARDS Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 30.041 1:17.849 25
24 15 I Tom OLIPHANT Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 14 37.369 1:19.052 24
25 40 I Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 14 1:17.514 1:18.115 29
26 62 I Rick PARFITT JR Uptonsteel with Euro Car Parts Racing Infiniti Q50 14 1:17.576 1:19.085 27
R 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 12 DNF 1:19.111 26
R 97 I Ash HAND CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 6 DNF 1:17.015 5
R 17 I Dexter PATTERSON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 5 DNF 1:17.890 21
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