Friday, July 23, 2021

Talking points: Sutton shines in BTCC at Snetteron

Ingram gets reward in race three

Having been among the frontrunners all weekend, Ingram’s win in the third race was a just reward for his efforts – and was also the first BTCC victory for a Hyundai.

Ingram didn’t have it easy though: while he soon battled up to second, it took him sometime to fight past BMW driver Stephen Jelley, and while doing so he also had to fend off Sutton and Shedden.

Ingram’s win proves that he can win away from his longtime home at Speedworks Motorsport, and form suggests he can be a legitimate title challenger.

Sutton eventually took second to cap a fine weekend of work, with Turkington’s seventh also netting him a strong haul. It looks like the usual suspects could be fighting for the title this year.

Shedden salvages a podium

Shdeen will have left Snetterton wondering how his weekend would have turned out if he hadn’t been stripped of his pole. With a big, competitive field, Shedden could only make limited progress in race one and race two, but once he was up at the front in the final race he proved he had the speed to match anyone in race trim.

While Shedden’s return to the BTCC hasn’t gone quite to plan in the first two events, he clearly still has the talent.


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