Colin Turkington has taken his third win of the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season in a controlled drive on soft tyres from pole position.
With a minor question mark over the soft tyres, a long safety car interlude helped Colin to look after his rubber and he was able to control the race when the safety car pulled in.
Despite his best efforts, Dan Cammish couldn’t catch the Team BMW man and despite being quicker on various parts of the circuit, the Halfords Yuasa Racing driver eventually took second.
Andrew Jordan took the last step of the podium after starting fourth on the grid.
On the fifth lap, Cammish’s teammate Matt Neal had the front left wheel of his Honda Civic Type R pop off the hub at the entrance of Druids. With no control, the veteran went straight on into the barriers. Thankfully, Neal was unharmed from the incident.
The Cobra Sport AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing duo of Rory Butcher and Sam Tordoff ended the race in fourth and fifth, the latter dropping back despite starting second on the grid.
Tom Oliphant took sixth ahead of Tom Ingram, Ashley Sutton and Jason Plato. Those last three having a fantastic battle which saw panels rubbing and superb racing. Ash Sutton was lucky early on in the race to get away with an incident with Adam Morgan which saw the Mercedes Benz man pull off the road with suspension damage.
Ollie Jackson rounded out the top ten with a fantastic drive where he overtook well and kept his Ford Focus RS out of incidents.
Along with Neal and Morgan, Mark Blundell was another retirement with what looked like an overheating engine in his Audi S3 Saloon.
Jake Hill dropped to thirteenth ahead of Jack Goff, Josh Cook only improved to seventeenth and from last on the grid, Matt Simpson reached twenty-fourth.
|1st||Colin Turkington||BMW 330i M Sport||29:34.083|
|2nd||Dan Cammish||Honda Civic Type R||+2.021|
|3rd||Andrew Jordan||BMW 330i M Sport||+2.731|
|4th||Rory Butcher||Honda Civic Type R||+7.222|
|5th||Sam Tordoff||Honda Civic Type R||+7.613|
|6th||Tom Oliphant||BMW 330i M Sport||+8.109|
|7th||Tom Ingram||Toyota Corolla GT||+8.957|
|8th||Ashley Sutton||Subaru Levorg GT||+9.612|
|9th||Jason Plato||Vauxhall Astra||+10.654|
|10th||Ollie Jackson||Ford Focus RS||+12.293|
|11th||Stephen Jelley||BMW 125i M Sport||+12.783|
|12th||Tom Chilton||Ford Focus RS||+13.862|
|13th||Jake Hill||Audi S3 Saloon||+15.696|
|14th||Jack Goff||Volkswagen CC||+16.147|
|15th||Rob Collard||Vauxhall Astra||+16.390|
|16th||Chris Smiley||Honda Civic Type R||+17.173|
|17th||Josh Cook||Honda Civic Type R||+18.631|
|18th||Aiden Moffat||Mercedes Benz A-Class||+19.607|
|19th||Bobby Thompson||Volkswagen CC||+20.358|
|20th||Carl Boardley||Volkswagen CC||+21.070|
|21st||Daniel Rowbottom||Mercedes Benz A-Class||+21.655|
|22nd||Senna Proctor||Subaru Levorg GT||+22.031|
|23rd||Nicolas Hamilton||Ford Focus RS||+22.912|
|24th||Matt Simpson||Honda Civic Type R||+23.172|
|25th||Rob Smith||MG6 GT||+25.053|
|26th||Sam Osborne||MG6 GT||+32.739|
|27th||Michael Crees||Volkswagen CC||+34.816|
|28th||Mark Blundell||Audi S3 Saloon||+5 Laps|
|29th||Adam Morgan||Mercedes Benz A-Class||+6 Laps|
|30th||Matt Neal||Honda Civic Type R||+14 Laps|