BTCC - Ingram denied race win for Team Bristol Street Motors after post-race penalty at Thruxton - The Droitwich Standard

BTCC - Ingram denied race win for Team Bristol Street Motors after post-race penalty at Thruxton

Droitwich Editorial 10th Jun, 2024 Updated: 13th Jun, 2024   0

TOM Ingram had his race two victory at Thruxton in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) taken away after receiving a two-place penalty following an incident with Dan Cammish.

After storming to victory in race two for Droitwich-based Team Bristol Street Motors, Ingram received a post-race penalty after gaining an unfair advantage in an incident involving NAPA Racing’s Cammish.

Ingram and Cammish ran side-by-side towards the final chicane only for the former to straightline the chicane, gaining an unfair advantage in the process.

And after defending champion Ash Sutton suffered damage to his splitter around mid-distance, Ingram eventaully blasted past title rival Jake Hill to take the lead.

However, the two-place penalty saw Ingram demoted to third and meant Hill claimed the race win with Cammish in second.

Ingram started race one from pole position, his second of the Championship, and sported the number 100 on his Hyundai i30N for the first time this season in celebration of Team Bristol Street Motors’ centenary year.

However, Ingram found himself swamped by a trio of NAPA Racing cars at the start as he became the first race one pole-sitter of the season not to convert that position into a victory.

Ingram recovered to finish fourth in race one and, after being denied victory in race two, crossed the line third in race three to secure his second podium finish of the weekend.

The Coventry driver sits third in the drivers’ standings on 155 points behind leader Sutton (169) and Hill (164).

Teammate Tom Chilton finished sixth in race one, 11th in race two, before suffering a DNF in race three.

Fellow Team Bristol Street Motors driver Ronan Pearson claimed 10th place in race three after finishing 13th in race two and 15th in race one.

And Nick Halstead finished 19th in race one and race two before suffering a DNF in race three.

Team Bristol Street Motors sit second in the teams standings on 243 points behind leaders NAPA Racing UK (304).

The next round of the BTCC takes place at Oulton Park from June 22 to June 23.


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