BTCC Brands Hatch: Cammish wins as Turkington earns third title

Honda Civic racer Dan Cammish took his second victory of the weekend at Brands Hatch as WSR BMW's Colin Turkington claimed his third British Touring Car Championship title

BTCC Brands Hatch: Cammish wins as Turkington earns third title

Cammish blasted away from pole position and was never headed as he led home team-mate Matt Neal in the second one-two of the day for the Team Dynamics cars.

Cammish said: "That was very tough with full [ballast] weight - so I put my foot down as hard as I could at the start and got a bit of a gap.

"Then the team was telling me that Matt was coming under pressure behind me and asked me if I had anything in hand.

"I thought I had but when I pushed, it wasn't really there so it was hard work.

"But I am thrilled to make it back-to-back wins."

Jack Goff had run in second place initially in his Eurotech Racing Honda Civic until it retired with an engine problem, which promoted Neal.

He still had to work hard for second place as he was under severe pressure from the WSR BMW 125i M Sport of Andrew Jordan.

Over the final few laps, championship challenger Tom Ingram (Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis), who had flown through the order in his ballast-free machine having started in 14th.

Fourth place was not going to be enough for Ingram as Turkington was running in 11th place, which was enough for him to claim the crown.

Then, on lap 13, Turkington and the Honda Civic of Dan Lloyd made contact at the top of Paddock Hill Bend and that forced Turkington's WSR BMW through the gravel and outside the top 20.

Ingram still needed to improve on fourth to stay in the title hunt and pushed Jordan hard to unseat him, and there was even brief contact between the pair going through Surtees with two laps to go.

However, it wasn't enough to complete the move and he finished fourth.

That handed the crown to Turkington, to add to his 2009 and 2014 victories, all three being in BMWs.

Turkington said: "I really thought it was all over when I was going through the gravel.

"In my head, I was already planning what my strategy would be going in to race three because I thought I would have to fight some more. It was a real roller coaster."

Moffat finished fifth from Tom Chilton's Motorbase Performance Ford Focus, Senna Proctor's Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra and outgoing champion Ash Sutton in his Team BMR Subaru Levorg.

Josh Cook, who finished 10th in his Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra, has been drawn on pole for the reversed grid race three.

Race result

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda 17 27m52.493s
2 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda 17 0.595s
3 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 17 0.781s
4 Tom Ingram Speedworks Toyota 17 1.323s
5 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 17 2.984s
6 Tom Chilton Motorbase Ford 17 3.166s
7 Senna Proctor Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 17 3.425s
8 Ash Sutton Team BMR Subaru 17 5.938s
9 Rob Austin HMS Racing Alfa Romeo 17 7.091s
10 Josh Cook Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 17 13.356s
11 Brett Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 17 16.918s
12 Chris Smiley BTC Norlin Honda 17 17.049s
13 Daniel Lloyd BTC Norlin Honda 17 17.509s
14 Sam Tordoff Motorbase Ford 17 18.553s
15 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 17 18.765s
16 James Cole Motorbase Ford 17 19.443s
17 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 17 20.434s
18 Ricky Collard WSR BMW 17 20.845s
19 Sam Smelt AmD Tuning Audi 17 20.957s
20 Mike Bushell Team Hard Volkswagen 17 23.381s
21 Josh Caygill AmD Tuning MG 17 29.817s
22 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 17 37.033s
- Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 14 Retirement
- Tom Oliphant Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 13 Retirement
- Ollie Pidgley Team Hard Volkswagen 9 Retirement
- Jack Goff Eurotech Racing Honda 5 Retirement
- Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW 4 Retirement
- Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda 2 Retirement
- Rory Butcher AmD Tuning MG 2 Retirement
- Ethan Hammerton Team Hard Volkswagen 2 Retirement
- Bobby Thompson Team Hard Volkswagen 0 Retirement

Drivers' standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Colin Turkington 304
2 Tom Ingram 281
3 Tom Chilton 253
4 Andrew Jordan 240
5 Ash Sutton 235
6 Josh Cook 228
7 Jack Goff 228
8 Adam Morgan 227
9 Matt Neal 223
10 Dan Cammish 218



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