Round 18: Video Recap
The final 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship round at Croft (29/30 July), saw Colin Turkington (Team BMW) claim a commanding triumph, whilst BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8’s Tom Ingram took second to again close within six points of the standings summit.
One Motorsport with Starline Racing’s Josh Cook had gone for glory from the outside of the front row on the opening lap, but couldn’t make a move on Turkington stick, also conceding to Ingram as the field flew through the opening turns.
An incident behind the leading trio saw both Ash Sutton’s Ford (NAPA Racing UK) and Stephen Jelley’s BMW (Team BMW) forced into retirement.
A safety car was called for when Sutton’s stricken machine failed to make it back into pitlane, but Turkington was still able to control the race at the restart from Ingram and Cook and went on to claim victory.
“Sitting on the grid I wasn’t feeling super confident,” said Turkington. “The early safety car allowed that extra time to get heat into the tyres, and after maximising the restart I was able to create a bit of a gap between me and Tom [Ingram]. It’s such a different race when you are out front, especially with the clean air – I’ll just have to qualify on pole more often!”
Check out ITV Sport’s Race in 120 seconds highlights clip below to catch-up on the action…
Alternatively, catch-up with the full race report here.