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Ashley Sutton to take 32-point lead into Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship finale at Brands Hatch

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Ashley Sutton is in confident mood as he attempts to complete the defence of his Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship title and win the competition for a third time.

The Bishop's Stortford driver, who claimed the crown last year having first won it in 2017, came seventh, fourth and eighth in the penultimate round of races at Donington Park at the weekend.

Laser Tools Racing's Sutton, 27, saw his lead at the summit cut by four points from 36 to 32, but he remains championship favourite going into the final event at Brands Hatch on October 23-24.

Ashley Sutton at Donington Park. Picture: Jakob Ebrey Photography (52160994)
Ashley Sutton at Donington Park. Picture: Jakob Ebrey Photography (52160994)

"Laser Tools Racing did a mega job all weekend and to come away with three points finishes is great," said the former Birchwood High School student. "It was tough and we had to dig deep for them, but we ultimately got the job done that we came here to do.

"We've only lost four points to the other title contenders so I'm pleased to be going into the finale with a 32-point buffer. Brands Hatch is a circuit I love and I'm confident we will have a good package there, no matter what the weather may throw up.

"Every race that goes by is a little bit more weight lifted off my shoulders - it's immense pressure at the moment. We just need to maintain the physical, mental and car performance for Brands now.

"I'm in the best position to be in with the points in the bag so it will be about keeping our nose clean and taking it one race at a time. Fingers crossed that will be enough to wrap it all up. I can't wait to get there!"

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