Brands Hatch BTCC: Second Turkington win sets up four-way showdown

Colin Turkington's second British Touring Car Championship victory of the day at Brands Hatch to move to within 10 points of series leader Sam Tordoff with just the final race of the season remaining

Brands Hatch BTCC: Second Turkington win sets up four-way showdown

Turkington started from pole position in the Team BMR Subaru, although he was carrying 75kg and had the less favourable soft tyres, as was fellow front row starter Rob Austin in the Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis.

As Turkington sped off in the lead at the start of the race, Austin - whose Toyota was fitted with 66kg of success ballast - started a huge defensive drive against the second Subaru of Jason Plato.

Plato eventually passed Austin as the Toyota man fell back behind the Honda of Gordon Shedden as well.

Turkington was forced to defend heavily from Plato but with three laps to go the second Subaru started to lose pace and left Turkington free to win.

Behind Plato and Shedden, Josh Cook took fourth in his Triple Eight Racing MG ahead of points leader Tordoff in his WSR BMW 125i M Sport.

Shedden is now only two points adrift of Tordoff at the head of the standings.

The top 10 was completed by Aiden Moffat (Ciceley Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class), Mat Jackson (Motorbase Ford Focus) and Adam Morgan (Ciceley Racing Mercedes).

Matt Neal was running in sixth place on lap four of the race when the engine on his factory Honda Civic Type R suffered an electrical problem and slowed.

He was collected by Ash Sutton's MG as the Honda was trickling back to the pits, and the Civic was fired into the wall on the run from Druids to Graham Hill Bend.

Neal was checked over by medics but will start the third event from the back - he is fourth in the points, 20 behind Tordoff and the last man in with a shot of the crown.

NEWS UPDATE: Neal ruled out of finale with concussion

Jackson has been drawn on pole position for the finale. Tordoff will start third, with Shedden fifth and Turkington seventh.

RACE TWO RESULT:

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 17 28m52.932s
2 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 17 1.128s
3 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 17 1.535s
4 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 17 1.827s
5 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 17 2.431s
6 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 17 2.931s
7 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 17 3.046s
8 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 17 3.336s
9 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 17 3.626s
10 Rob Collard WSR BMW 17 3.963s
11 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 17 4.650s
12 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 17 5.697s
13 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 17 7.043s
14 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 17 10.510s
15 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 17 13.455s
16 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 17 14.421s
17 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 17 14.904s
18 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 17 15.214s
19 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 17 16.729s
20 Jack Goff WSR BMW 17 16.743s
21 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 17 16.808s
22 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 17 19.672s
23 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 17 20.541s
24 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 17 20.888s
25 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 17 25.510s
26 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 17 36.284s
27 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 17 44.694s
28 Tony Gilham Team Hard Toyota 17 1m03.135s
- Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 14 Retirement
- Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 9 Retirement
- Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 3 Retirement


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