BTCC: Turkington claims race 2

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Colin Turkington storms through to take victory in race two.

Race two of the day got underway under a gloomy sky. Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat got a good start from pole position with Speedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram in second. Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo’s Mat Jackson managed to out drag Adrian Flux Subaru Racing’s Ashley Sutton to snatch third. The two Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall’s also managed to pass the Subaru racer on the opening lap.

Outfront, Ingram was piling on the pressure on Aiden Moffat but the Scot stayed ahead.

By lap five Sutton had dropped to sixth after Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Gordon Shedden passed him. His championship opponent Turkington was flying and made a move on Dave Newsham to take ninth. The following lap Mat Jackson made a pass on Tom Ingram to take second.

By lap 7 Turkington was on the bumper of Sutton. Turkington made his move to pass Sutton on the following lap to take seventh at Druids with Austin following him through.

On lap ten, Turkington took fifth away from Matt Neal whilst Shedden moved into third after overtaking Ingram. The following lap saw Turkington manage to pass Shedden for third.

Lap thirteen and Turkington was leading the race after a very robust move on long time leader Moffat (Turkington was subsequently fined over this move) whilst Sutton was falling down the order to twelfth.

As the flag fell, Turkington took the win and reignited the title fight, espcially with Sutton so far down the finishing order. With Ingram finishing P6 he was crowned Independent Drivers’ Champion with one race to spare.

Full classification; 

Colin TURKINGTON – Team BMW 

Gordon SHEDDEN – Halfords Yuasa Racing

Matt NEAL – Halfords Yuasa Racing 

Mat JACKSON – Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo 

Aiden MOFFAT – Laser Tools Racing

Tom INGRAM – Speedworks Motorsport 

Tom CHILTON – Power Maxed Racing 

Jack GOFF – Eurotech Racing 

Rob AUSTIN – Handy Motorsport 

Michael EPPS – TAG Racing 

Brett SMITH – Eurotech Racing 

Ashley SUTTON – Adrian Flux Subaru Racing

Aron TAYLOR-SMITH – MG Racing RCIB Insurance 

Senna PROCTOR – Power Maxed Racing 

Ollie JACKSON – AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts 

Jake HILL – TAG Racing 

Andrew JORDAN – BMW Pirtek Racing 

Ant WHORTON-EALES – AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts 

Adam MORGAN – Ciceley Motorsport 

Matt SIMPSON – Simpson Racing 

Rory BUTCHER – Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo 

James COLE – Adrian Flux Subaru Racing 

Josh PRICE – Adrian Flux Subaru Racing 

Jason PLATO – Adrian Flux Subaru Racing 

Stewart LINES – Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport 

Josh COOK – MG Racing RCIB Insurance 

Martin DEPPER – Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo

Chris SMILEY – BTC Norlin Racing

Dave NEWSHAM – BTC Norlin Racing

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