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Morgan, Sutton, Smiley share spoils
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Morgan, Sutton, Smiley share spoils

Adam Morgan, Ashley Sutton and Chris Smiley shared the victories at Rockingham, in the seventh of ten Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship events.

Ciceley Motorsport with Mac Tools driver Adam Morgan converted his first BTCC pole position into a lights-to-flag win in race one, with Sutton and Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher’s Tom Chilton completing the podium.

Morgan took his third win of the season in relative comfort, but in race two he lost the lead to Sutton, and although the former kept the latter honest throughout he was never really close enough to make a concerted effort to get by. Tom Ingram incredibly grabbed the third position late on after a storming drive from 27th on the grid.

The final race will be remembered for Smiley taking his first ever victory in the series in largely dominant fashion. The other podium places eventually came down to the run to the finish line as Matt Simpson’s Honda lost second to Colin Turkington through Brook. In a dash to the chequered flag it was Simpson who hung on to a podium by just 0.029s from Motorbase man Tordoff.

As well as Turkington now heading the Drivers’ standings his Team BMW squad lead both the Manufacturers’ and Teams’ orders. Unsurprisingly, it is Speedworks Motorsport topping both Independents’ tables. Cammish leads the Jack Sears Trophy.

The action returns in two weeks’ time for Rounds 22, 23 and 24 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill (25/26 August).

 

2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship – Round 19 – Rockingham

1 Adam MORGAN (GBR) Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport 18 laps
Ashley SUTTON (GBR) Adrian Flux Subaru Racing +3.017s
Tom CHILTON (GBR) Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher +7.031s
Chris SMILEY (GBR) BTC Norlin Racing +7.293s
Dan CAMMISH (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +7.352s
6 Mike BUSHELL (GBR) Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing +8.830s
7 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +9.459s
8 Aiden MOFFAT (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +11.934s
Rory BUTCHER (GBR) AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing +13.547s
10 Matt SIMPSON (GBR) Simpson Racing +14.306s

2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship – Round 20 – Rockingham

Ashley SUTTON (GBR) Adrian Flux Subaru Racing 19 laps
2 Adam MORGAN (GBR) Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport +4.426s
3 Tom INGRAM (GBR) Speedworks Motorsport +5.315s
4 Senna PROCTOR (GBR) Power Maxed TAG Racing +7.327s
5 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +8.170s
6 Mike BUSHELL (GBR) Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing +12.469s
Chris SMILEY (GBR) BTC Norlin Racing +12.579s
Rory BUTCHER (GBR) AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing +12.722s
Matt SIMPSON (GBR) Simpson Racing +15.417s
10 Tom CHILTON (GBR) Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher +16.541s

2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship – Round 21 – Rockingham

Chris SMILEY (GBR) BTC Norlin Racing 16 laps
2 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +3.563s
Matt SIMPSON (GBR) Simpson Racing +5.156s
Sam TORDOFF (GBR) Team GardX Racing with Motorbase +5.187s
5 Tom INGRAM (GBR) Speedworks Motorsport +5.305s
Rory BUTCHER (GBR) AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing +9.781s
Bobby THOMPSON (GBR) Team HARD with Trade Price Cars +12.970s
8 Adam MORGAN (GBR) Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport +17.083s
Ollie JACKSON (GBR) AmD with Cobra Exhausts +17.811s
10 Dan CAMMISH (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +18.060s

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