Turkington secures third title in Manufacturers Hatch finale

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Turkington clinched his third title at Manufacturers Hatch
BMW racer secures crown regardless of tough outing at Kent monitor, whereas Cammish and Sutton finish season with race wins

BMW driver Colin Turkington secured his third British Touring Automobile Championship title within the 2018 season finale at Manufacturers Hatch – regardless of failing to attain factors in two of the three races.

Dan Cammish and Ash Sutton additionally left the Kent monitor celebrating: Honda Civic Kind R racer Cammish scored his first two profession BTCC wins, whereas 2017 champ Sutton claimed his sixth victory of the season within the last race.

Northern Irish racer Turkington entered the season finale 34 factors away from title rival Tom Ingram, and prolonged his benefit with a 12th place end within the opener, when each drivers had been hampered by success ballast. Ingram might solely muster 14th in his Toyota Avensis.

Contained in the 2018 Honda Civic Kind R BTCC racer

In the meantime, Cammish turned the 17th completely different winner of the season, after battling previous pole-sitter Brett Smith, who was driving an older-spec Kind R. Cammish’s Honda team-mate Matt Neal additionally fought his well beyond Smith to take second.

Cammish and Neal placed on a present within the second race, operating one-two all through, regardless of one of the best efforts of third-placed Andrew Jordan (BMW). However the consideration was on the title rivals behind them, who had been each storming by means of the order.

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Ingram led the way in which, combating his means as much as fourth place. Turkington wasn’t too far behind till he made contact with Dan Lloyd (Civic) at Paddock Hill, going off and dropping to 22nd. However Ingram wanted third place to maintain his title hopes alive, and couldn’t discover a well beyond Jordan.

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“That was essentially the most tough race of the yr,” stated Turkington, who devoted his title to his mum, who died earlier this yr. “I used to be making an attempt so onerous. We didn’t have the automobile to go ahead and I used to be getting shuffled again so shortly.”

Ingram stated: “I gave it every part I had. We had no tyres left on the finish, no brakes left. There was nothing extra I might do.”

Whereas the title was settled, Josh Cook dinner (Vauxhall Astra) and Sutton (Subaru Levorg) nonetheless placed on an unimaginable present in race three. Cook dinner had began from pole, however discovered himself defending from Sutton late within the race.

It didn’t seem like 2017 champion Sutton might discover a well beyond, however he bought a run on Cook dinner exiting the ultimate nook, and pulled alongside him on the run to the road, taking the win by zero.032secs.

Rob Austin (Alfa Romeo) completed third forward of Tom Chilton (Ford Focus RS), with Ingram fifth.

Turkington completed effectively down the order in 23rd, content material to take a seat again and savour his third BTCC crown.

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