Ashley Sutton


Like most, Ashley Sutton began his career in karts, claiming several titles as he rose rapidly through the ranks. Progressing on to single-seaters, he finished fourth in the 2010 Formula Vee Championship, snaring Rookie of the Year honours for good measure.

Following three years away from the track, Sutton wound up third in the 2014 British Formula Ford Championship on the TOCA package, prior to switching to tin-tops in 2015. Running in the Team BMR stable with Team Pyro, he won six races and took 14 podiums as he clinched the Renault UK Clio Cup crown.

Sutton graduated to the BTCC in 2016 with Triple Eight Racing, driving an MG6. His first season in the championship was a fruitful one as he garnered a race win and a couple of impressive pole positions on his way to a poignant Jack Sears Trophy triumph in the year of the inaugural champion’s passing.

For the 2017 campaign, Sutton switched to Adrian Flux Subaru Racing and rear-wheel drive. A joint-high of six race wins and nine further podium finishes saw him over the line to seal a first BTCC title in only his second campaign – the youngest man to become champion since way back in 1966. Sutton overcame a pressure-cooker final weekend battle with double champion Colin Turkington to take the honours.

2018 wouldn’t go the same way, however, despite a chart-topping six race victories once again. Early-season consistency was lacking from his Subaru – a situation that was repeated throughout the following campaign as the 2017 champion managed just a single race win.

Sutton joins Aiden Moffat at Laser Tools Racing in 2020, embracing new challenges in the Infiniti Q50.


Season Results

Event Session Position
Donington Park Qualifying 3rd
Race 1 14th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 1st
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 14th
Race 1 6th
Race 2 3rd
Race 3 2nd
Oulton Park Qualifying 11th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 1st
Race 3 4th
Knockhill Qualifying 1st
Race 1 1st
Race 2 1st
Race 3 11th
Thruxton Qualifying 11th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 4th
Silverstone National Qualifying 7th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 26th
Race 3 3rd
Croft Qualifying 6th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 20th
Race 3 5th
Snetterton Qualifying 3rd
Snetterton Top Ten Showdown 6th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 3rd
Race 3 4th
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 3rd
Race 1 2nd
Race 2 1st
Race 3 6th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 15th January, 1994
Place of Birth: Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
Team: Laser Tools Racing
Car: Infiniti Q50

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch Indy, 2016

BTCC Races: 147
BTCC Wins: 19
BTCC Podiums: 41
BTCC Poles: 6
BTCC Fastest Laps: 20
BTCC Points: 1373

Driver Titles

2020 BTCC Drivers’ Champion
BTCC Drivers’ Champion
Renault UK Clio Cup

Driver Gallery

2020 Top Three Drivers


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