Honda's Dan Cammish has sensationally closed the gap to British Touring Car Championship leader Colin Turkington after taking a stunning second race victory of the season in race one at Brands Hatch.

Cammish started the race from 12th on the grid, but took advantage of yet another dry-wet thriller to take an unlikely win and reduce Turkington's championship lead to just 8-points with 44 still left to play for.

Championship leader Turkington led well over half of the race after regaining the lead ahead of Subaru's Ashley Sutton on the fourth lap of the race. However, the race was turned on its head when a rain shower hit the circuit during a lengthy safety car phase.

Turkington initially retained his lead following the restart, but the BMW 330i M Sport quickly began to struggle for grip as the track conditions continued to deteriorate.

The defending three-time champion soon lost the lead and dropped behind Rory Butcher and Jake Hill, and later fell behind title rival Cammish, who was on a charge in the wet conditions.

Cammish sealed what could to be a championship defining victory with a brave overtake around the outside of fellow Honda driver Butcher at Paddock Hill corner.

The 30-year old's championship charge was further boosted when his Team Dynamics team mate Matt Neal, who made the choice to pit for the wet tyre during the safety car, made it a Halfords Yuasa Racing 1-2 result, taking further points off Turkington.

Turkington eventually fell down to fifth, behind Motorbase Performance's Tom Chilton and Rory Butcher in third and fourth.

Chilton was another to dive into the pits for wet rubber during the safety car and produced a herculean charge from 19th to score an impressive podium finish.

Mike Bushell and Stephen Jelley finished ahead of title candidate Andrew Jordan in eighth, while Jack Goff and Ollie Jackson completed the remainder of the top-ten order.

 

 

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