Silverstone stunner sets up sensational showdown

The 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship is set for a sensational showdown after a stunning penultimate day of racing at Silverstone today (25 September) left three young stars covered by an incredible seven points at the summit of the Drivers’ Standings, whilst a four-time champion remains poised in contention behind them.Reigning champion Ash Sutton leads the way after another solid performance for the NAPA Racing UK driver, but a win apiece for ROKiT MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill and Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8’s Tom Ingram hauled the dynamic duo to within striking distance of securing a maiden title.Toyota GAZOO Racing UK’s Rory Butcher enjoyed his best day of the season with a podium hat-trick, including a win in the opener, although the Scotsman is now mathematically out of the reckoning to win the most coveted prize in British motorsport.Team BMW legend Colin Turkington went into the weekend leading the standings but left the Northamptonshire circuit with his championship chances in the balance following a dismal day for the Northern Irishman.Butcher’s recent impressive run at Silverstone continued in the opening race, as he claimed a commanding lights-to-flag victory.The 35-year-old took two triumphs around the 1.64-mile National Circuit last year, and he followed that up with pole position and a first win of the 2022 season here today.Butcher stormed clear in the early running before he was hounded down by the BMWs of Hill and Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan late on. I’ve had some really good racing today, me and Jake [Hill] had a great drive in the first two races and then I got tucked up behind Ash [Sutton]. Tom Ingram said: “We really, really needed a good result to bring us back in because those first two races were good and pointsy but not quite pointsy enough. We knew we needed to get back in because obviously Ash [Sutton] was fast, Jake’s [Hill] been fast all weekend, so it was really important to get that one in the last race. Tom INGRAM (GBR) Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 +1.714s6. Tom CHILTON (GBR) Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 +6.077s2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – Race 2 – Silverstone.

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