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BTCC Race 1: Ingram storms to victory at Oulton Park

Sunday, June 12 2022

Hyundai's Tom Ingram claimed his first win since the season opener in the opening Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship race of the weekend at Oulton Park.

Making a good start from pole position, he built a strong lead of 1.4 seconds before an early safety car was deployed when BMW driver Adam Morgan was pitched off the road exiting Lodge Corner.

Ingram aced the restart and pulled away from the field again, building a margin of over two seconds within a handful of laps, and took the win by 3.3 seconds at the chequered flag.

Ash Sutton took second in his Ford Focus ST after a ballsy move on Rory Butcher at Island Bend on lap 15, with Honda's Gordon Shedden following suit seconds later to take third, despite his tangle with Morgan.

Butcher had to settle for fourth in the locally-prepared Toyota Corolla GR Sport, while an exciting battle behind him between Sutton's teammate Dan Cammish and BMW's Colin Turkington was settled in favour of Butcher who reclaimed fifth place after a race long battle between the pair.

Dan Lloyd was in the wars with a couple of off track moments but set the fastest lap of the race on the way to seventh in his Hyundai, while championship leader Josh Cook was eighth in his BTC Racing Honda Civic.

Fellow Honda-runner Dan Rowbottom was eighth in his Team Dynamics-run machine with Ricky Collard completing the top-10 for Toyota.

The remaining points-scorers were Stephen Jelley (BMW), Aiden Moffat (Infiniti), Jake Hill (BMW), Michael Crees (Vauxhall) and Bobby Thompson (Cupra Leon).

The second Kwik Fit BTCC race of the weekend is due to commence at 14.25.

Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, Oulton Park, race one top-15:
1. Tom Ingram, Hyundai i30N, 18 laps
2. Ashley Sutton, Ford Focus ST, +3.370s
3. Gordon Shedden, Honda Civic Type R, +5.164s
4. Rory Butcher, Toyota Corolla GR Sport, +7.207s
5. Colin Turkington, BMW 330e M Sport, +7.307s
6. Daniel Cammish, Ford Focus ST, +8.248s
7. Daniel Lloyd, Hyundai i30N, +8.499s
8. Josh Cook, Honda Civic Type R, +8.767s
9. Daniel Rowbottom, Honda Civic Type R, +9.261s
10. Ricky Collard, Toyota Corolla GR Sport, +9.836s
11. Stephen Jelley, BMW 330e M Sport, +10.020s
12. Aiden Moffat, Infiniti Q50, +10.633s
13. Jake Hill, BMW 330e M Sport, +11.434s
14. Michael Crees, Vauxhall Astra, +16.644s
15. Bobby Thompson, Cupra Leon, +17.644s

Click here for full results.

Tickets for the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park are available on the gate all weekend, with free entry for children under-13. For more information, click here.