Butcher’s pole position slot was coated with oil and water after spilling in the previous race, and he lost his advantage on a flight to fellow front-row starter Tom Ingram.
However, the Corolla, run by Butcher’s Speedworks Motorsport, soon returned to the trunk lid of Ingram’s Excel 8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 N and jumped into the lead with Brooklands left-handed on lap three.
Butcher carried only 9 kg of success ballast, and Ingram carried 39 kg, and Scott began to pull away. By the 7th lap of the 22nd lap, the gap was extended to more than 1 second, and by the 10th lap it was 2 seconds, and before crossing the 3.262 second line, it advanced to 3.821 seconds with the remaining 3 laps.
“It’s just a reward for the team’s efforts,” Butcher said. “They have given me such a great car over the last few rounds, and it’s a real pleasure to drive every lap this weekend.
“I think I adjusted the start in anticipation of the wheel spin. [on the dropped fluid]However, I overcooked it and got stuck, but I’m glad I was able to get back to the lead.
“Tom is a savvy driver and his job today is to score points. I have another mission and aim to supplement what happened this season.”
Ingram was convinced that Butcher’s movement was under the yellow flag. It was flying due to the entanglement of the first lap in Lefield, which eliminated Gordon Shedden and Sam Smelt’s sister Toyota, but claimed that Butcher checked twice for confirmation.
During the race, Ingram resisted the pressure from Dunroid, who had a great first lap to climb from 5th to 3rd on the grid at Powermax Dracing’s Voxor Astra.
However, there was no apparent gap for Lloyd, who was equally interested in dodging Aiden Moffat’s Laser Tool Racing Infiniti Q50.
The location did not change, and Ingram crossed the line with a tight formation of Lloyd and Moffat.
There was a fifth battle between the other three. BTC Racing’s Honda Civic Type R (48kg ballast) Josh Cook must be protected from the BMW 330i M Sport (57kg) operated by West Surrey Racing in Colin Turkington and the championship leader Ashsutton’s LTR Infinity (75kg). I had to.
Ash Sutton (Laser Tool Racing Infiniti Q50) BTCC, Silverstone 2021
Photo: Jakob Ebrey
Sutton dropped from 8th on the grid on lap 1, but passed Stephen Jerry’s WSR BMW on lap 4 at Becketts and rushed into the rough field on lap 8 to be nice to Dunlow Bottom’s Team Dynamics Honda. Brought the cutback movement. He completed it at Copse Corner.
Sutton set up the fastest lap and homed in to the previous Cook and Turkinton, but there was no way beyond that.
While Rowbottom finished in 8th place, Jelley had to pay attention to Jason Plato’s PMR Vauxhall, who completed the top 10, and Tom Oliphant’s third WSR BMW.
Title candidate Jake Hill raced a nightmare with a 66kg ballast at the Motorsport-run MB Motorsport Ford Focus.
From 22nd on the grid, before losing the fierce battle with Jack Butel, he reached the top 20 lorries, made a three-lap half-spin in Cops, took second place, and finished 21st.
With Andrew Jordan’s Cosworth hybrid-equipped Speedworks, Toyota started from the pit lane as intended, pacing much better than qualifying and setting the third fastest lap.
Silverstone BTCC Race 1 Result-22 laps
Butcher wins one race after passing Ingram
https://www.autosport.com/btcc/news/silverstone-btcc-butcher-takes-race-one-win-after-pass-on-ingram/6675191/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-ALL&utm_term=News&utm_content=uk Butcher wins one race after passing Ingram