BTCC Sutton Wins in the Wet

Ash Sutton was the main attraction at the recent British Touring Car Championship, where he displayed his skillset to the fullest by competing in extreme wet weather conditions. Sutton won in wet weather by going from eighth place to the winning spot in the second race of the British Touring Car Championship round, which was held at Oulton Park.

While driving the impressive Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50, Sutton took a number of corners to get himself up to fifth place. At the same time, Rory Butcher had also stretched an early advantage in the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus. Butcher was also the winner of the first race so it was all eyes on the Ford Focus at this point.

Through the treacherous weather, Turkington was then spotted in his West Surrey Racing-run BMW 330i M Sport, inching ahead of the Team Dynamics Honda Civic driven by Dan Cammish, as they both almost crossed the finish line simultaneously after the fourth lap. Unfortunately for Cammish he had a lot of straight line speed for this race, which saw him slowly move behind as the race glided on.

As the race was getting closer to the finish, Butcher was in front for a very short time, however Sutton had a one second advantage. Butcher was on 54kg of ballast, whereas Sutton was racing with 24kg – therefore the main topic of conversation from the spectators was that the weather conditions had favoured rear-wheeled cars like the Infiniti in this case.

The main pinnacle of the race was when Sutton took a wide entry line into Old Hall, which was defended by Butcher on the eighth lap out of fifteen. This resulted in the Scot running wide and putting two wheels on the mud on the exit, which opened up an easy pass for Sutton to plough ahead.

Bobby Thomson had also taken part, where he started out in twenty seventh place. By previously not having completed a timed lap in qualifying in his Trace Price Cars Racing Audi; Thompson had finished race one in fourteenth position and strived to achieve a tenth-place position on the opening lap of race two. Sutton had formerly pulled out the number ten in the draw, which placed Thomson in the finale pole.

In the end, Butcher put on a great display and ran a firm second to the flag. However Sutton won in wet weather by extending his margin to 4.716s and coming in fair and square at first place at the British Touring Car Championship.

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