Ingram's storming Silverstone win boosts title bid

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Ingram (proper) took a win and a second place to maintain up title strain on Turkington (proper) Championship hopeful closes in on factors chief Colin Turkington, whereas Sam Tordoff and Aiden Moffatt take first 2018 victories Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis driver Tom Ingram produced a victory and a second place end within the MSA British Touring Automotive Championship rounds at Silverstone to maintain his title hopes alive going into the season finale. Ingram entered the occasion 43 factors behind factors chief Colin Turkington, and misplaced additional floor to the BMW racer when he completed 15th in a troublesome opening race, with Turkington eighth. However Ingram stormed from 14th on the grid to take glory in race two, after which held off Turkington in an exciting scrap for second within the day’s ultimate race. Meaning he trails Turkington by 34 factors heading into the season finale at Manufacturers Hatch on 30 September. Sam Tordoff (Ford Focus) and Aiden Moffatt (Mercedes A-class) had been additionally winners on the Northamptonshire observe. Each drivers took their first victories of the season to make it 16 completely different winners from 27 races. BTCC to function hybrid powertrains from 2022 season Tordoff’s victory within the opening race got here after he resisted an early push from BMW driver Ricky Collard – standing in for his injured father Rob. However Collard slid vast at Copse, permitting Tordoff’s Motorbase team-mate, Tom Chilton, into second. Chilton hounded Tordoff, however couldn’t discover a well past.
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BTCC VIDEO | EXCLUSIVE: R25 in 60 secs…Dwell on ITV4 now #BTCC pic.twitter.com/hDVyjih4iW — BTCC (@DunlopBTCC) September 16, 2018 Andrew Jordan had regarded set for third in his BMW, however an influence downside put him out of rivalry, and allowed Collard to cost again and declare his first BTCC podium. Tordoff held the lead early in race two, however a lot consideration was on the charging Ingram. The Toyota man stormed rapidly by way of the pack, passing Chilton and Adam Morgan (Mercedes) in a single transfer to seize second. Laden with success ballast, Tordoff couldn’t supply a lot resistance, and he slipped to 3rd behind Morgan. Collard was fourth, with title chief Turkington eighth for the second race in a row. BTCC VIDEO | EXCLUSIVE: R26 in 60 secs…ish Dwell on ITV4 now #BTCC pic.twitter.com/6Ba1wbwt6l — BTCC (@DunlopBTCC) September 16, 2018 Tom Ingram and the opposite younger weapons of the BTCC Moffatt discovered himself on the entrance of the grid for race three, and made no errors to steer from start-to-finish. There was some intense battling behind, with Ingram and Turkington within the thick of the motion. The pair labored their approach as much as second and third, and even ran side-by-side within the closing levels. #BTCC VIDEO | EXCLUSIVE: R27 in 60s… pic.twitter.com/SX82SzTXk4 — BTCC (@DunlopBTCC) September 16, 2018 Chilton completed sixth within the third race to maneuver as much as third within the standings, 64 factors behind Turkington. That makes him the one different driver who can mathematically win the title. Reigning champion Ashley Sutton had entered the occasion third within the factors, however had a disastrous weekend with quite a few mechanical issues. Learn extra BTCC Knockhill report: Turkington builds title lead BTCC to function hybrid powertrains from 2022 season Tom Ingram and the opposite younger weapons of the BTCC
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