Brands Hatch BTCC: Turkington seals title, Cammish wins Race 2

Honda Civic racer Dan Cammish took his second victory of the BTCC weekend at Brands Hatch as WSR BMW man Colin Turkington claimed his third title.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Turkington seals title, Cammish wins Race 2

Cammish blasted away from pole position and was never headed as he led home teammate Matt Neal in the second 1-2 of the day for the Team Dynamics cars.

Jack Goff had run in second place initially in his Eurotech Racing Honda until it retired with an engine problem, which promoted Neal. He still had to work hard for second place as he was under severe pressure from the WSR BMW of Andrew Jordan.

Over the final few laps, championship challenger Tom Ingram (Speedworks Motorsport Toyota), who had flown through the order in his ballast-free machine to scramble into fourth spot after 10 laps when he overtook Aiden Moffat’s Laser Tools Racing Mercedes.

Fourth place was not going to be enough for Ingram as Turkington was running in 11th place, which was enough for him to claim the crown.

Then, on lap 13, Turkington and the Honda of Dan Lloyd made contact at the top of Paddock Hill Bend and that forced the WSR BMW through the gravel and outside the top 20.

Ingram still needed to improve on fourth to stay in the title hunt and pushed Jordan hard to unseat him, and there was even brief contact between the pair going through Surtees with two laps to go. However, it wasn’t enough to complete the move and he finished fourth.

That handed the crown to Turkington, to add to his 2009 and 2014 victories with WSR and BMW.

Turkington said: “I really thought it was all over when I was going through the gravel. In my head, I was already planning what my strategy would be going in to race three because I thought I would have to fight some more. It was a real roller coaster.”

Moffat finished fifth from Tom Chilton’s Motorbase Performance Ford, Senna Proctor’s Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall and outgoing champion Ash Sutton in his Team BMR Subaru.

Josh Cook, who finished 10th in his Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall, has been drawn on pole for the reversed grid race three.

shares
comments
Brands Hatch BTCC: Cammish wins, Turkington extends points gap

Previous article

Brands Hatch BTCC: Cammish wins, Turkington extends points gap

Next article

Brands Hatch BTCC: Sutton wins last race in dash to flag

Brands Hatch BTCC: Sutton wins last race in dash to flag
Load comments
Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC Prime

Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC

It’s been a busy silly season in the BTCC since the chequered flag fell to end the 2020 campaign last November. While last year’s top two have stayed put, there’s been a lot of fat to chew elsewhere, which should result in another fascinating year of tin-top action.

BTCC
May 7, 2021
Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out' Prime

Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out'

After a year of enforced absence from the British Touring Car Championship grid, Jason Plato is back and hungrier than ever. Despite stellar opposition and some familiar challenges, the two-time champion still has his eyes focused on the biggest prizes.

BTCC
May 5, 2021
The Top 10 BTCC drivers of 2020 Prime

The Top 10 BTCC drivers of 2020

The 2020 British Touring Car Championship will go down as a classic in which new winners graced the top step of the podium and an unloved chassis was resurrected into a champion. But who were the year's top performers?

BTCC
Dec 24, 2020
The Villeneuve-esque 'engineer's dream' who lit up BTCC 2020 Prime

The Villeneuve-esque 'engineer's dream' who lit up BTCC 2020

The Infiniti Q50 was completely redesigned, redeveloped and revamped by BMR and Laser Tools Racing for 2020. And the flamboyant brilliance of the driver behind the wheel was enough to snatch the title at the last gasp…

BTCC
Dec 11, 2020
Why the BTCC social media trolls have got it wrong Prime

Why the BTCC social media trolls have got it wrong

A number of drivers on this year's British Touring Car Championship grid have been called out on social media for taking other people's seats, whether they are older or drivers who are deemed to have less talent. Matt James busts the myth

BTCC
Mar 27, 2019
How the BTCC's class of 2018 ranked each other Prime

How the BTCC's class of 2018 ranked each other

The BTCC keeps getting more competitive - this season produced another new record number of winners. That made picking a final top 10 an unenviable task, so we enlisted the help of those who were in the heat of the action to decide the order.

BTCC
Nov 2, 2018
Can a champion be worthy if he only won one race? Prime

Can a champion be worthy if he only won one race?

Titles should be won by the driver who claims more victories than anyone else, so convention goes. Does the unpredictable nature of the British Touring Car Championship render that notion obsolete?

BTCC
Oct 10, 2018
BTCC's hybrid future faces urgent hurdles Prime

BTCC's hybrid future faces urgent hurdles

The British Touring Car Championship recently announced it is investigating how to incorporate hybrid technology into its future machines. In doing so it's following the higher echelons of motorsport, while also revealing risks for its grassroots.

BTCC
Aug 19, 2018