5th May 2017

Ash Sutton produced a strong Sunday comeback at Donington Park with a trio of stand-out performances to take Dunlop’s #ForeverForward award after starting 31st on the grid in race one.

The Adrian Flux Subaru Racing man was excluded from qualifying as a result of a technical infringement. Come race day however, Sutton wasted no time in scything his way through the field.

Starting from the back row on the grid for the opening encounter, the Subaru was shuttled and shimmied through the pack to an impressive 13th. Come race two, he was on the podium – ten more positions gained on the way to third spot. More silverware followed in race three with another rostrum finish. 

Ollie Jackson in the AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 Saloon was the best of the Independent drivers over the course of three rounds, and best of the rest, after Sutton, with 22 places gained. Jake Hill made up 20 positions to make the #ForeverForward top three.

Young Scot Aiden Moffat sealed a popular first victory in the BTCC in Round 4, passing Tom Ingram’s Speedworks Toyota, Jack Goff and Rob Austin early on along the way. His stunning pass for the lead on Ingram on the run down through the Craner Curves was voted by fans as move of the race.

Sutton won the fan’s hearts, taking fan favourite in race two and in race three Adam Morgan won the vote with his stunning overtake into for third into the final corner, to win an edge-of-the-seat three-way battle between himself, Newsham and Sutton.

Other noteworthy performances came via Ant Whorton-Eales, who started 29th and finished 16th (13 places) in race one and Tom Chilton quietly made his way through the grid collecting an impressive 18 places in race two.

Jamie Stanton of Dunlop Tyres said: “It’s interesting to see the shake-up of the rankings following the first race at Brands. Sutton delivered well across the weekend and deserves his position at the top of the leader board for both the round and the championship to date.

“Colin Turkington has still managed to stay in the top three of the overall leader board following an incredible first round at Brands, but after only achieving nine place gains in round two, he must fight back to the challenge at the next race at Thruxton.”

#ForeverForward – Donington Park:

1) Ash Sutton 31
2) Ollie Jackson 22
3) Jake Hill 21

#ForeverForward – Overall Standings:

1) Ash Sutton 42
2) Colin Turkington 39
3) Jake Hill 38

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