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Turkington BTCC champion as Cammish wins again

Sunday, September 30 2018

Dan Cammish doubled up in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with his second win in as many races on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this afternoon, whilst Colin Turkington sealed a third BTCC crown. 

Turkington claimed the title, despite finishing 22nd and last of the classified runners as Tom Ingram's fourth place wasn't enough to extend the battle into the final race of the day. 

Cammish led the race all the way, after fending off the sister Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R of Matt Neal into Paddock Hill Bend, whilst Andrew Jordan went like a rocket off the line in his BMW Pirtek Racing machine to take third.

Jordan spent the opening moments of the race scrapping with Jack Goff for position, before the latter surged past and began to hunt down Cammish for the lead of the race. Unfortunately for the WIX Racing with Eurotech driver, his car failed mid-way through the race, forcing the safety car to appear.

As the race was neutralised, Cammish led from Neal and Jordan, with Tom Ingram up to sixth after a fighting charge through the midfield, whilst Turkington was further back in 13th.

Cammish flew away from the rest at the restart, retaining the lead he would hold until the end, whilst Ingram continued his charge up the order with a dive for fifth place on Brett Smith. Just one lap later, Ingram gained another position, and he was rapidly on the tail of Jordan in third.

Further back, Turkington clipped Dan Lloyd at Paddock Hill Bend and took a detour through the Paddock Hill gravel trap. This dropped the Northern Irishman out of the points and to the back of the pack.

At this point, Ingram needed a third place finish to keep his title hopes alive. He moved on Jordan at Surtees on the penultimate lap of the race, resulting in a brief moment of contact, but Jordan held on to the flag to guarantee a third BTCC crown for his BMW team-mate.

Race result:

1, Dan Cammish
2, Matt Neal
3, Andrew Jordan
4, Tom Ingram
5, Aiden Moffat
6, Tom Chilton
7, Senna Proctor
8, Ashley Sutton
9, Rob Austin
10, Josh Cook

Championship standings:

1, Colin Turkington - 304pts
2, Tom Ingram - 281pts
3, Tom Chilton - 253pts
4, Andrew Jordan - 240pts
5, Ashley Sutton - 235pts

More to follow.