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Sutton Inherits Controversial Race Three Victory

Ash Sutton inherits his second race win of the day after track limits violations from Ricky Collard.

Credit: Napa Racing UK

Lightning fast start from Toyota's Ricky Collard compared to Team HARD's Bobby Thompson on pole. Sutton made a good start from further down to go fourth.

On lap 6, Sutton manages to find a way through on Bobby Thompson for second, allowing him to start hunting down Ricky Collard in the Toyota.

Lap 11, The Toyota's of George Gamble and Rory Butcher go side by side through paddock hill and druids, allowing the ever aggressive Jake Hill in the Laser Tools backed BMW to sense an opening to draw blood.

Coming onto lap 14, Hill manages to pass both Toyotas for fourth place, with Gamble going wide at druids and butcher locking his worn medium compound tyres.

Stephan Jelley continues his day from hell in the barrier on lap 14, crabbing up the hill and slowly back to the pitlane.

Credit: Speedworks Motorsport

Ricky Collard defended for his life from the three time BTCC champion Sutton behind him for his first touring car win of his career.

On lap 16, Jake Hill span from fourth with a burst rear left tyre.

The competitive Rory Butcher pulls to the infield from 5th just after clearways, with oil spewing form the Toyota's overheating engine.

Ronan Pearson in the Hyundai forces his way past a stubborn Sam Osbourne, giving him the space to push and catch the group ahead in 11th.

Collard continued to delay and defend Sutton behind him on lap 20 of 24, with driving that's well beyond Collard's limited touring car experience.

Coming onto lap 21, Sutton sent a move down the inside, but the brave Toyota driver manages to defend off the hungry Ford behind him.

Credit: Speedworks Motorsport

Collard gets given a penalty for track limit offenses with a 10 second addition to his race time.

Sutton moves to the inside and Collard defends aggressively, forgetting that he is penalised and continued to fight for every inch of the track.

Collard is demoted to 8th place on the road after his ten-second penalty is applied.

Bobby Thompson comes home a fantastic second place after Collard's penalty, a career best for the Team HARD driver with last year's champion Tom Ingram in third place.


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