Dunlop #ForeverForward – Oulton Park
Power Maxed Racing’s Tom Chilton took Dunlop’s #ForeverForward award at Oulton Park, gaining a total of 24 positions over the course of the weekend.
Chilton made up a string of positions after qualifying down in a frustrating 30th spot on Saturday and was also forced into recovery mode after an infringement saw him placed at the rear of the grid for race two.
Team BMW’s Colin Turkington had encountered gremlins in his 125i M Sport on Saturday, but overcame them to fire his machine into a last-ditch fourth in qualifying. Come Sunday, however, the gremlins reappeared and scuppered his race one chances, leaving him marooned down in 29th.
His team rectified the problems ahead of races two and three though and Turkington battled his way up to fifth by the final chequered flag of the day. The Ulsterman jumped back to the top of the overall standings as a result.
Matt Simpson in the Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R enjoyed strong forward momentum over the weekend, fighting back with aplomb from a race one non-finish to score points in the finale – encouraging for the Londoner.
Fans voted in their droves over on Dunlop’s Facebook page to decide who provided the best of the overtaking action across each of the three races.
It was swashbuckling Ashley Sutton who took on that particular mantle in races one and two with passes on Aiden Moffat and Andrew Jordan respectively – despite a heavy load of ballast on board.
Sutton was an eye-catching mover on the way to his best haul of the season with a podium, a victory and fourth spot from the three encounters in Cheshire.
#ForeverForward – Oulton Park:
1) Tom Chilton 24
2) Colin Turkington 23
3) Matt Simpson 17
#ForeverForward – Overall Standings:
1) Colin Turkington 65
2) Ollie Jackson 60
3) Jake Hill 57