Wrigley misses out on quadru­ple vic­tory

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Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Knockhill - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish

A col­li­sion with Carl Board­ley and Cal­lum Poin­ton in the fi­nale pre­vented Tom Wrigley claim­ing an un­prece­dented four wins at Knock­hill.

The run­away points leader was aided by the ab­sence of key ri­val Jamie Or­ton, whose wife was ex­pect­ing a child.

Wrigley had to work his way through the field to win the opener – the third race from Snet­ter­ton that was post­poned af­ter the BTCC shunt de­lays.

His path to vic­tory was aided by Will Burns crash­ing into leader Tom Hib­bert at Scots­man. This pro­moted Wrigley to third and he soon dis­patched Reece Somer­field and Board­ley to tri­umph.

Race two was more straight­for­ward for Wrigley as he was able to pull out a small gap from Burns to win, while Mark Davies snatched third with a bet­ter run out of the final hair­pin than Ben Green.

The third race was largely un­event­ful un­til a crash be­tween Fraser Robert­son and Mike New­bould brought out the red flags with Wrigley, Burns and Green the top three.

Burns was fi­nally able to end Wrigley’s stran­gle­hold of the meet­ing in the re­verse grid fi­nale, with Hib­bert’s strong week­end be­ing re­warded with a sec­ond place. Wrigley ended up sev­enth af­ter his con­tact – his first race off the podium this sea­son – but main­tains a 93-point lead over Burns in the ti­tle race.

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