Ingram dominates race two to draw level with points leader Cook

Tom Ingram doubles up to win race two at Oulton Park as the BTCC title race hots up with 14-points covering the top-four runners.
Tom Ingram (GBR) - Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 Hyundai
Tom Ingram (GBR) - Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8…

EXCELR8 Motorsport Hyundai's Tom Ingram has drawn level with Josh Cook at the top of the British Touring Car Championship drivers' standings after once again dominating proceedings to win race two at Oulton Park.

Having won the opening race in superb fashion, Ingram produced a near carbon-copy performance during the second race after leading every lap from pole position with relative ease.

This time, Ingram didn't have to contend with a safety car phase derailing his advantage.

However, defending champion Ash Sutton did put the Hyundai driver under some degree of pressure during the opening laps of the race, but Ingram responded as early lap four as he began to assemble a near one-second buffer ahead of the Ford Focus, which remained a constant for the rest of the race.

Ingram eventually took his second win of the day by 0.9s ahead of Sutton, while Team BMW's Colin Turkington completed the podium order in third.

Profiting from Gordon Shedden's post-race one three-place penalty, Turkington started the second race from fourth and passed Toyota's Rory Butcher for third position on lap eight with a typically incisive move around the outside of Butcher at the Island hairpin.

With Ingram winning from Sutton and Turkington, as well as BTC Racing's Cook only finishing in ninth, the race for the title has really closed up with just 14-points covering the top-four runners.

Sutton sits 3-points behind joint leaders Cook and Ingram, with four-time champion Turkington sitting 14-points back in fourth.

Butcher and Shedden finished race two lying astern in fourth and fifth, while Dan Cammish led Jake Hill, Dan Lloyd and Josh Cook in seventh, eighth and ninth.

Toyota Gazoo Racing UK's Ricky Collard completed the top-ten ahead of Aiden Moffat, who will start race three from pole position after his number was drawn in the reverse grid draw.

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