Rory Butcher has momentum going home
One of the paddock’s dark horses going into 2020, Rory Butcher proved why many have been tipping him as a true title contender at Oulton Park. A storming lap in qualifying put his Motorbase Ford Focus on pole position, and he had pulled out a lead on the field in race one before the safety car bunched everyone up, allowing Cook to find a way through off the restart. Butcher managed to hold on to second at the flag, promoted to the win when Cook was thrown out of the results. Another strong performance at the head of the field in race two saw Butcher pull out another lead, before Ash Sutton had other things on his mind. A mistake from Butcher was enough to hand Sutton the lead on a silver platter, but another podium finish for Butcher, with a solid seventh in race three, gained valuable championship points. Butcher now sits third in the standings going to his home race at Knockhill next week. While he won’t have the advantage of home support around the track, there are few out there who know the Fife circuit better and he will be hoping to enjoy a similar result to last year, where he took a win and a third for AmD.
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