Subaru's Ashley Sutton has taken the lead of the 2017 British Touring Car Championship after romping home to his fourth win of the year ahead of Colin Turkington at Snetterton.

The Adrian Flux Subaru Racing driver led the race from start to finish after enjoying a relatively unopposed route to his second win of the day.

As expected, Sutton consolidated the lead from pole position whilst BMW's Andrew Jordan made a lightning getaway to slot himself into second after starting from fourth.

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Whilst Sutton lead the pack into turn two [Riches], his BMR team mate Jason Plato, having also made a superb start, almost made it a Subaru one-two after attempting to lunge around the outside of Jordan.

However, Plato ran out of road and subsequently dropped to 15th as the former double champion regained his composure and momentum.

In the meantime, Stewart Lines' return to the foray ended in the tyres at the end of the opening lap, which brought an early safety car.

As the race restarted on lap four, Sutton maintained the high ground at the front but struggled to shake off the attentions from Eurotech Racing's Jack Goff.

With Sutton unable to establish a gap between himself and Goff, less than six-seconds covered the top-twelve order as the race neared its halfway stage.

However, Sutton gradually extended his advantage ahead of a hotly contested battle for second position.

Team BMW eventually got the better of Eurotech's Goff, with Rob Collard and Colin Turkington muscling their way past the Honda on lap 11.

Whilst Collard initially had the upper hand on his team mate, Turkington scythed his way past into second position mid-way through lap 12.

Motorbase Performance's Mat Jackson finished just off the podium in fourth while Goff settled for fifth.

More to follow.