LIVE: BTCC 2014 – Croft – Race 3


Welcome to our live coverage of the final British Touring Car Championship race from Croft.

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Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:03

Right then. Everybody got their breath back? Penalties galore, Neal excluded for ride height infringement and Plato given a ten place grid drop for the Menu incident.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:05

All that means we have a very jumbled order for Round 15 of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Croft.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:06

Remember, this is the half way stage of the Championship. Followed by a five week break, plenty of repair time.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:07

Colin Turkington has dominated thus far today. Jack Goff starts on pole, with Fabrizio Giovanardi alongside him. Tom Ingram, Sam Tordoff, Mat Jackson and Andrew Jordan round out the top six.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:09

Cars coming to the grid now.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:10

Green Flag. Lights on. Lights out. Round 15 is GO!

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:10

Goff is hit by Ingram

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:10

Ingram is off

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:10

Giovanardi leads Jordan

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:11

Giovanardi hits a bale, Ingram is off and the safety car is out.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:12

What a start!

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:12

Looks like Jordan hit Giovanardi

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:13

We knew it would be manic. Not that manic though.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:14

Collard and Jackson through the Jim Clark Esses was brave stuff.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:15

Giovanardi is still running. As we saw in the Clio race, Josh Cook hauled his damaged Clio round for the majority of the race before retiring.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:17

Matt Neal smacked Glynn Geddie on lap one.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:17

That may cause an issue for Matt, Glynn pitted with damage.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:18

Safety Car Lights Out

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:18

We are back racing!

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:18

Jordan leads across the line from Goff and Collard

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:19

Giovanardi slowing.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:19

Turkington is sixth attacking Tordoff.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:20

Collard is really close to Goff

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:20

Austin, Neal and Scott are all off at turn one

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:20

How did that happen?

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:21

Shedden attacking Turkington

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:21

Morgan rubs Shedden but cannot get through

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:21

The whole field is bunched up, this is tremendous

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:22

Neal is in the pits with a battered Honda

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:22

The Neal/Scott/Austin incident was somewhat messy

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:23

Turkington pits!

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:23

Drama indeed

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:24

It was Foster who hit Turkington but he was also hit by Aron Smith

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:24

3 Champions out, 4 still in

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:25

Collard attacking Goff into turn one, but Goff holds the position

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:26

Shedden and Tordoff are close and it is starting to rain!

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:28

Shedden gets past Tordoff and Collard with Jackson get past Goff

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:28

What can Collard do about Jordan?

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:29

Collard got past Goff in a questionable fashion

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:29

Goff now being attacked by Shedden.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:30

We are just heading on to lap 13

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:30

Smith now past Tordoff

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:31

Shedden now past Goff

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:33

Shedden and Jackson now touch!

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:33

Shedden has damage, not having an effect yet though

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:34

Shdden now back with Jackson again, this is not over

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:35

Jordan and Collard are safe for now, it is the fight for third that is fantastic.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:35

We are on lap 16

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:36

Shedden and Jaskson touch, the Honda lucky to stay on the circuit.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:36

Shedden goes through at Hawthorns

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:37

Now Jackson must defend from Goff

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:37

Onto the last lap

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:38

Jordan takes the win and Collard takes a second place

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:39

Shedden takes third, Jackson fourth and Morgan just gets Goff by a thousandth of a second at the line

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:41

Utterly breathless final race, Turkington will retain the series lead. This fight is not over.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:42

Turkington only leads by five points from Shedden

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:43

So. The BTCC is back in five weeks at Snetterton. It has been a fantasic days racing, a double victory for Turkington followed by a stunning final race and a win for Jordan

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:45

Typical BTCC day at Croft, fabulous in other words.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201417:46

Bye for today though. Race report will go live later this evening.