Lloyd beats Ingram and Turkington to lead a Hyundai 1-2 in race two

Dan Lloyd leads a EXCELR8 Hyundai 1-2 ahead of Tom Ingram to secure his second BTCC victory of the day at Croft.
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EXCELR8 Motorsport's Dan Lloyd has continued his hot streak at Croft after taking his second British Touring Car Championship race victory of the day ahead of his Hyundai team mate Tom Ingram.

The Hyundai i30N driver started the second race from pole position and executed a good launch off the line to consolidate his lead ahead of Team BMW's Colin Turkington and his fast-starting team mate Ingram in third.

Although Turkington retained second position at the start of the race, the four-time champion once again looked vulnerable during the early stages as he waited for his tyres to build temperature.

However, Ingram seized the initiative during that critical window and performed a near carbon-copy of the same race-winning move Lloyd made on Turkington in the opening race.

With the two Hyundai i30Ns running in 1-2 formation, Ingram began to draw nearer towards the rear of his team mate Lloyd.

A brief safety car phase halted Ingram's charge midway through the race, but Lloyd kept his composure on the restart and maintained his position for the remainder of the race.

Lloyd eventually crossed the line 0.6s ahead of Ingram in second, who has now taken the lead of the drivers' championship with Josh Cook finishing down in 11th.

Incidentally, Lloyd has now moved up to sixth in the standings after his double victory.

Team BMW's Turkington settled for third on the podium and has now moved up to the same position in the drivers' standings.

ROKiT MB Motorsport's Jake Hill finished the second race in fourth, ahead of Team Dynamics Honda's Dan Rowbottom in fifth. Rowbottom lost ground early in the race after Ingram sliced around the outside of the Honda Civic Type R with a brave but risky move at turn one.

Defending champion Ash Sutton registered another sixth-place finish to remain in the thick of the title battle, ahead of Scottish duo Rory Butcher and Aiden Moffat in seventh and eighth.

Tom Chilton and Stephen Jelley completed the top-ten order in ninth and tenth.

Having endured a miserable opening race, Gordon Shedden produced a sensational charge up the order to finish in 12th. The three-time champion's magnificent recovery drive was rewarded with pole position for race three after his finishing position was picked in the reverse grid draw.

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