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Ollie Jackson takes second career BTCC win at Snetterton

Sunday, October 25 2020

Motorbase Performance's Ollie Jackson claimed a second career Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship victory, whilst the title contenders kicked off behind him in the final encounter at Snetterton.

Jackson made one of the moves of the season on the opening lap as he held on around the outside and eventually tucked in ahead of Adam Morgan in the Carlube TripleR Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes. Morgan kept Jackson honest throughout, whilst also holding the chasing pack at bay, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Motorbase man from taking another impressive and hard earned win.

Colin Turkington concluded one of the best weekends of his BTCC career by claiming an unexpected podium - following his earlier win double - as Rory Butcher's Ford Focus crashed into the Toyota Corolla of Tom Ingram on the final corner.

Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters' Ingram had been reeling in Butcher's #6 machine in the latter stages and eventually made his move through Coram on the last lap. The initial tap seemingly came from the Corolla through the right hander but as Butcher's Focus skated across the grass he then returned to the track and slammed into Ingram's car at Murrays.

Turkington scampered past and was followed home by fellow contender Ash Sutton in the Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50, whilst Butcher crawled home in fifth.

Halfords Yuasa Racing's Dan Cammish claimed sixth, but he was one of many drivers to get stuck behind pole-sitter Chris Smiley in the Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai. Northern Irishman Smiley defended extremely heavily from the likes of Sutton and Turkington, but it was Cammish who would eventually see off his effort as he tapped into the rear of the Excelr8 man.

BTC Racing's Josh Cook suffered damage in an earlier skirmish with Cammish but he also jumped the recovering Ingram across the line to take eighth, whilst MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square's Jake Hill and Laser Tools Racing's Aiden Moffat completed the top ten.

2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship - Race 3 - Snetterton

1       Ollie JACKSON (GBR)  Motorbase Performance 12 laps
2       Adam MORGAN (GBR)  Carlube TripleR Racing with Mac Tools +0.217s
3       Colin TURKINGTON (GBR)  Team BMW +4.872s
4       Ashley SUTTON (GBR)  Laser Tools Racing +6.312s
5       Rory BUTCHER (GBR)  Motorbase Performance +8.195s
6       Dan CAMMISH (GBR)  Halfords Yuasa Racing +9.194s
7       Josh COOK (GBR) BTC Racing +9.782s
8       Tom INGRAM (GBR) Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters +9.934s
9       Jake HILL (GBR) MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square +13.758s
10     Aiden MOFFAT (GBR)  Laser Tools Racing +14.167s
11     Senna PROCTOR (GBR)  Excelr8 Motorsport +16.544s 
12     Tom OLIPHANT (GBR)  Team BMW +17.561s
13     Matt NEAL (GBR)  Halfords Yuasa Racing +20.891s
14     Michael CREES (GBR) The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing +21.443s
15     Glynn GEDDIE (GBR)  RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport +28.737s
16     Stephen JELLEY (GBR) Team Parker Racing +29.716s
17     Tom CHILTON (GBR)  BTC Racing +30.859s
18     Carl BOARDLEY (GBR)  HUB Financial Solutions with Team HARD +34.649s
19     Jack GOFF (GBR)  RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport +35.046s
20     Jessica HAWKINS (GBR)  Power Maxed Car Care Racing +40.032s
21     Paul RIVETT (GBR)  GKR TradePriceCars.com +40.322s
22     Ethan HAMMERTON (GBR)  GKR TradePriceCars.com +44.761s
23     Chris SMILEY (GBR)  Excelr8 Motorsport +47.177s
24     Jack BUTEL (GBR) Carlube TripleR Racing with Mac Tools +50.883s
25     Andy NEATE (GBR)  Motorbase Performance DNF
26     Sam OSBORNE (GBR)  MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square DNF