Ash Sutton etched his name in the BTCC history books at the weekend by sealing his fourth championship in the season finale at Brands Hatch, in a monumental day all-round for the newly-named Alliance Racing and NAPA Racing UK.
Championship leader Ash Sutton took another vital step towards claiming this year's overall BTCC Driver's title by securing pole position at the final qualifying session of the season at Brands Hatch.
Sutton turned in a confident and comfortable drive during yesterday's 30-minute session to bring home his sixth pole position of the campaign, equalling James Thompson's modern-day record that has stood since 2003.
Championship leaders Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram have ensured that the title race will go down to a nail-biting finale at Brands Hatch in two weeks time, after one of the most thrilling rounds of tin-top action this weekend at Silverstone which saw both men pull off classic drives to land on the podium in each of the last two races.
Here is your full round-up of Rounds 25, 26 & 27 of this year's competition.
Mikey Doble has broken NAPA Racing UK's season-long stronghold on the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) qualifying by bagging pole position in Silverstone, in the closest qualifying session in the competition's history.
The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) marked its return to the Donington Park GP circuit with another action-packed Bank Holiday weekend - it's first competitive outing on the extended loop since 2002 - as top title rivals Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram shared the spoils in the first two races of the day.
Championship leader Sutton started the weekend on a high by maintaining NAPA Racing UK's 100% qualifying record by securing his fifth pole position of the season during Saturday's qualifying round, pipping Ingram to the post by only 0.182s to set up a most intriguing front row for race one.
The BTCC's recent trip to Knockhill was doubly-special for Power Maxed Racing as they celebrated their 250th race in the competition with a long-awaited overall podium finish. Despite starting 15th on the grid in race one, Andrew Watson took advantage of the early call to change to wet tyres ahead of most of the pack to initially cross the line fourth.
However, after Bristol Street Motors with Exceler8 Motorsport duo Tom Ingram and Tom Chilton were both disqualified from the result for failing to meet the post-race ride height requirement, Watson saw himself promoted to take the runner-up spot as well as claiming victory in the Independent Driver's competition, whilst team-mate Árón Taylor-Smith took the Independent's honours in race two after his fourth-place finish.
Hill Earns Double-Win and Sutton Extends Title Lead in Thrilling Outing at Knockhill (Full BTCC Round-Up)
This year's BTCC campaign took in more epic twists and turns on a ran-soaked weekend at Knockhill, with Jake Hill responding to his disappointing weekend a fortnight ago with a double-win and championship leader Ash Sutton finally bolstering his lead over his main rivals whilst also chasing away his 'reverse grid race' demons with a victory in race three.
Expectedly, bouts of inclement weather also added to the excitement as track conditions became unpredictable, sending the title chase in one direction and then another.
BTCC Championship leader Ash Sutton earned his fourth pole of the season by topping the times in a fast-paced qualifying session at Knockhill. In doing so, Sutton also maintains NAPA Racing UK's incredible 100% qualifying record this season with their seventh straight top spot.
Sutton did well to come away with the quickest time after a hotly-contested battle throughout both Q1 and Q2's Top Ten Showdown with Josh Cook, besting the One Motorsport with Starline Racing driver by only six-thousandths of a second.
This year's hotly-contested BTCC campaign is set to take more twists and turns this weekend as it travels north of the border to Knockhill.
The Fife circuit has been a staple of the BTCC calendar since it's inception in 1992, long being a favourite amongst fans and drivers alike.
Being one of the shortest circuits on the programme at only 1.27 miles - with high kerbs that famously launch cars onto two wheels whilst chasing those vital passing opportunities - Knockhill has never ceased to provide a ton of action and has given us some of the most exciting and dramatic races in the competition's history,
This weekend might prove to be no different as we enter with another close championship battle, with only 41 points currently separating the top four drivers.
NAPA Racing UK dominated much of the day as they claimed podium lock-outs in the first two races, before Colin Turkington and Team BMW blew the title race wide open again in a dramatic outing at Croft.
Championship leader Ash Sutton looked set to round out the weekend having extended his lead over his nearest rival and defending champion Tom Ingram, before the gremlins of the reverse grid race struck again for the second successive meeting, leaving Sutton with a pointless final race.
The meeting was also notable for seeing Josh Cook regain the pace he has been lacking for much of this season, claiming two top-four finishes and an outright podium as well as sweeping the Independant driver's spoils.