BTCC 2018: Morgan, Sutton and Smiley share Rockingham wins (News)

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Having retired from the opening race with mechanical points, Tom Ingram began 27th on the grid in his Toyota Avensis. However he put in an unimaginable cost to complete the race in third. With title rival Turkington two spots again in fifth, that gave Ingram a slim lead within the factors – however just for just a few hours.

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Having completed tenth in race two, Chilton drew pole for the reverse grid finale, however in moist situations he was one in all a variety of drivers to run broad on the first flip, with loads of contact consequently.

BTC Norlin Honda Civic racer Smiley dodged the chaos to story the lead. The 26-year-old saved his cool throughout a mid-race security automotive, and pulled away to take his maiden BTCC victory in model.

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There was drama to the ultimate nook behind. Matt Simpson (Civic) held second till working broad underneath strain from Turkington at Brook. His slide allowed Sam Tordoff (Motorbase Focus RS) and Ingram to shut in, the three crossing the road virtually side-by-side – however with Simpson holding into the ultimate podium spot.

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Turkington’s second place returned him to the highest of the factors desk, 4 forward of Ingram.

The following occasion is at Knockhill on August 25/26.

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