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BTCC: Sublime Turkington takes commanding victory at Croft

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Colin Turkington took his 13th victory at the Croft Circuit in fantastic style by beating Gordon Shedden by over 3 seconds.

Turkington led from pole and kept Shedden behind with Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram following close behind.

Whilst it was all clean at the front, things got a bit too close in the middle of the pack with Jack Goff, Dan Lloyd and Jade Edwards all making contact through Clervaux bringing out the Safety Car.

The lap count went up 1 lap to make it a 16 lap race.

Turkington restarted well, opening up a decent gap to Shedden, Sutton and Ingram.

Jason Plato then spun at Sunny In, but was able to carry on without the need for a Safety Car.

Then, during a bizarre incident at the Complex, Jake Hill and Adam Morgan made contact sending the BMW into and spin and almost instantly Dan Rowbottom and Stephen Jelley made contact sending the latter into a spin.

Both drivers were able to carry on.

Sutton then closed up to the back of Shedden putting consistent pressure on the Honda driver.

Sutton then spend the rest of the race on the tail of Shedden but to no avail.

Turkington came through to win by 3.5s from Shedden and Sutton.

Ingram finished fourth ahead of Josh Cook and Aiden Moffat.

Race 2 winner, Jake Hill, finished seventh with Senna Proctor, Dan Rowbottom and Tom Chilton completing the top 10.

Croft Race 3 Results

  1. Colin Turkington                                         23:19.784
  2. Gordon Shedden                                            +3.500s
  3. Ash Sutton                                                       +3.716s
  4. Tom Ingram                                                    +7.282s
  5. Josh Cook                                                        +7.896s
  6. Aiden Moffat                                                 +16.730s
  7. Jake Hill                                                         +18.360s
  8. Senna Proctor                                               +18.979s
  9. Dan Rowbottom                                           +20.363s
  10. Tom Chilton                                                  +20.810s
  11. Rory Butcher                                                 +21.279s
  12. Aron Taylor-Smith                                      +22.409s
  13. Tom Oliphant                                               +22.600s
  14. Stephen Jelley                                              +23.383s
  15. Carl Boardley                                                +26.709s
  16. Sam Smelt                                                     +34.310s
  17. Adam Morgan                                              +34.872s
  18. Andy Neate                                                   +36.467s
  19. Jack Butel                                                     +36.939s
  20. Nic Hamilton                                               +45.435s
  21. Nick Halstead                                                     1 Lap
  22. Sam Osborne                                                      1 Lap
  23. Jason Plato                                                         1 Lap
  24. Chris Smiley                                                    11 Laps
  25. Ollie Jackson                                                  15 Laps
  26. Jade Edwards                                                 15 Laps
  27. Ollie Jackson                                                  15 Laps
  28. Dan Lloyd                                                       16 Laps
  29. Jack Mitchell                                                  16 Laps
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