Silverstone BTCC: Moffat resists Ingram and Turkington for win

Laser Tools Racing Mercedes racer Aiden Moffat took his first British Touring Car Championship win of the season at Silverstone, resisting title battlers Tom Ingram and Colin Turkington

Silverstone BTCC: Moffat resists Ingram and Turkington for win

Moffat had been drawn on reversed grid pole for the finale and turned it into a win, although he was under extreme pressure throughout.

Jack Goff's Eurotech Honda Civic was running second before he was forced to take a drivethrough penalty for an out of position start.

Race two winner Ingram, in his Speedworks Motorsport Avensis with the preferable medium tyres and 75kg, started seventh.

He quickly worked his way through the hard-tyred cars ahead and assumed second when Goff pulled in.

It took Turkington, who had started in eighth spot, longer to work his way to the front.

He was in a big queue of car and had to battle his way ahead of Rob Austin's HMS Racing Alfa Romeo to reach third spot.

He tracked Ingram and had a strong look on the last lap but was unable to make a pass stick.

Moffat stayed in front of the title rivals and became the 16th different winner of the year.

"Taking your first win is special, but this is just as emotional because I had Ingram and Turkington all over me and I had to focus hard to keep the advantage," said Moffat.

"It is a really great win, and it is a credit to all the work that the team has put in. I am delighted."

Ingram said he was being cautious, particularly with Turkington ready to pounce.

"On the last lap, I went wide into Brooklands and I knew Colin was down the inside, but I was boxing him in," said Ingram.

"It worked, but I knew that Aiden would have been desperate to win, so I just wanted to bring it home."

Turkington too said he was wary of making a rash move, and wanted to protect his 34-point buffer at the head of the standings going into the Brands Hatch decider.

"I needed to be careful, but I really enjoyed that race and it was pressure - but I had pressure for breakfast this morning," he said.

"It was about landing the points and not doing anything rash. I was trying to go for second, but there was no way through for me."

Josh Cook battled his way away ahead of Austin too for fourth.

Behind Austin, Tom Chilton's Motorbase Performance Ford Focus rounded out the top six.

Race three result

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 25 27m08.580s
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Toyota 25 0.221s
3 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 25 0.322s
4 Josh Cook Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 25 2.347s
5 Rob Austin HMS Racing Alfa Romeo 25 2.642s
6 Tom Chilton Motorbase Ford 25 2.788s
7 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda 25 3.000s
8 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda 25 3.304s
9 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 25 4.504s
10 Ricky Collard WSR BMW 25 5.518s
11 Senna Proctor Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 25 5.953s
12 Ash Sutton Team BMR Subaru 25 6.503s
13 Mike Bushell Team Hard Volkswagen 25 7.887s
14 Sam Tordoff Motorbase Ford 25 8.264s
15 Daniel Lloyd BTC Norlin Honda 25 8.634s
16 Tom Oliphant Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 25 10.729s
17 Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 25 12.189s
18 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 25 12.725s
19 Brett Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 25 13.556s
20 James Cole Motorbase Ford 25 13.810s
21 Bobby Thompson Team Hard Volkswagen 25 16.037s
22 Jack Goff Eurotech Racing Honda 25 16.421s
23 Sam Smelt AmD Tuning Audi 25 16.940s
24 Ethan Hammerton Team Hard Volkswagen 25 18.289s
25 Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda 25 33.965s
- Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW 23 Retirement
- Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 23 Retirement
- Rory Butcher AmD Tuning MG 15 Retirement
- Josh Caygill AmD Tuning MG 9 Retirement
- Ollie Pidgley Team Hard Volkswagen 6 Retirement
- Chris Smiley BTC Norlin Honda 2 Retirement

Drivers' standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Colin Turkington 300
2 Tom Ingram 266
3 Tom Chilton 236
4 Ash Sutton 227
5 Adam Morgan 227
6 Josh Cook 222
7 Andrew Jordan 217
8 Jack Goff 215
9 Matt Neal 188
10 Sam Tordoff 184
11 Dan Cammish 176
12 Senna Proctor 141
13 Chris Smiley 140
14 Matt Simpson 120
15 Rob Austin 102
16 Rory Butcher 99
17 Aiden Moffat 97
18 Rob Collard 86
19 Daniel Lloyd 68
20 James Cole 59
21 Tom Oliphant 59
22 Mike Bushell 58
23 Ollie Jackson 54
24 Brett Smith 49
25 Ricky Collard 43
26 Jake Hill 29
27 Jason Plato 26
28 Bobby Thompson 23
29 Tom Boardman 14
30 Ant Whorton-Eales 6
31 James Nash 6
32 Stephen Jelley 4
33 Glynn Geddie 1


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