Lewis Kent, Brad Kent, Max Hart and Bruce Winfield were all with a chance of taking the spoils, however, it would be Lewis Kent who would retain his Goodyear Touring Car Trophy / TCR UK title after an exciting finale where Winfield took his second win of the season.
The drama began before the shortened fifteen-minute race started with Hart taking up his place on the grid with smoke escaping from the bonnet, which would lead to his dropping down the field as polesitter Morgan pulled off straight away with an issue, leaving Winfield to lead from Jac Constable.
With Winfield leading and looking to improve his title chances,m the CUPRA TCR DSG driver did all he could with leading the race whilst Brad Kent was trying to stay in front of brother Lewis to improve his chances of taking a first title.
The top five places occupied by CUPRA’s early on in the race with Winfield, Constable, Andy Wilmot, Dan Kirby and debutant Isaac Smith all together as Lewis Kent made his way from fifteenth on the grid up to end the race in sixth place in what would be his third comeback drive of the day.
Both Jack Depper and Darelle Wilson starred in the race as they made sure that they moved forward, showing that both the Vauxhall and Volkswagen drivers should have been further up the field.
The defining moment of the race was contact going into the old hairpin between Winfield and Constable, which began with Winfield getting a slower exit out of Hollywood, leading to Constable ending up in the gravel and out of the race.
In trying to avoid the contact, this led to both Brad Kent and Wilmot also making contact behind which saw both men retire, leaving the way clear for Lewis Kent to bring the Hyundai home and secure the 2021 title.
Winfield took the race win ahead of Kirby with Hugo Cook taking his first-ever podium in third place as Will Butler and Wilson completed the top five ahead of Kent as Isaac Smith, Jack Depper, Danny Krywyj and Hart completed the top ten.