Trade Price Cars Racing's Jake Hill has secured his first ever British Touring Car Championship race victory after producing a flawless drive during the reverse grid race at Knockhill.

The Audi S3 driver led every lap from pole position but had to contend with two safety car periods before crossing the line over one-second ahead of BTC Racing's Josh Cook in second.

Although both safety car periods allowed Cook to draw closer to the race leading Audi, Hill always appeared to have an answer for the chasing pack after managing both restarts in perfect fashion.

Hill's race three victory will serve as a perfect redemption drive after the Trade Price Cars Racing driver saw what could have been his first victory in the series back at Oulton Park taken away from him following a post-race penalty.

Cook consolidated his spot on the podium in second position, while Mac Tools Racing's Adam Morgan ended his Knockhill weekend just behind in third.

Chris Smiley almost made it two BTC Racing Hondas to make the podium paying positions following a late race, but the Ulsterman had to settle for fourth after making a forceful move on Jason Plato earlier in the race.

Team Toyota GB's Tom Ingram completed the top-five order in fifth ahead of Honda's Dan Cammish, who has moved to within 11-points of the championship summit after a sixth place finish.

Tom Chilton held off Power Maxed Racing's Plato for seventh, while Aiden Moffat took his best result since switching to the Infiniti Q50 car in ninth.

Crucially, Team BMW's Colin Turkington has managed to preserve and increase his championship lead after the reigning champion recovered up the order to finish in tenth.

What's more, in an astonishing reversal of fortunes from the previous race, Andrew Jordan found himself buried in the gravel after the title contender found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time on the opening lap of the race.

Jordan was forced to take avoiding action when the Subaru of Senna Proctor spun directly in front of the BMW Pirtek Racing driver.

However, Jordan was ultimately unable to steer his way out of harm’s way and saw his race end in the gravel trap, meaning Turkington carries a 10-point lead to the penultimate Silverstone weekend.

 

 

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