Ash Sutton has spoken constantly about putting together a good Sunday that would result in a race three finish. At Knockhill he did that.
The weekend was a chaotic one but the NAPA Racing UK driver came away saying that it was ‘surreal’ after winning race three.
“What better way to do it with a race win, so I’m pleased we’ve managed that. Yeah, it’s a bit surreal to be fair, the car was just awesome in the wet.
“I was a bit sceptical before the start of that race with these conditions. I’m just glad we all managed to stay on one tyre, so that played a massive part”.
At one point in the weekend Sutton had actually lost the championship lead. This was before Tom Ingram was disqualified in race one. The championship leader now walks away from Knockhill with a 37 point margin.
“Honestly, when you look back at race 1, before any ride height checks, you sit there and think we’re now 6 points behind, and it’s like, this is going to hurt. Then obviously that completely changed when Tom got disqualified.
“Then we have a mega race two to catch up. Then we go and just have a blunder in the last one, and you’re just surprised at how quickly we turned that around. If you look at that, from there to there, it’s a 45 point delta. That’s mental, in my opinion”.
The first time the BTCC went to Donington Park this year Sutton had shown he had the pace. If not for more collisions it could have been an even better weekend. That being said, Sutton is desperate to get back out there.
“I’m itching to go. I’m in a groove, the team are in a groove. The car’s in a great place, wet or dry, we’re in a good place. So, let’s turn up at Donington, it’s a new layout, no one’s ever done that. I’m looking forward to it, it suits my style, and bring it home”.