Ollie Jackson took his second win at the final race of the day at Snetterton, for Round 24 of the British Touring Car Championship.
For the third and final race of the day, Chris Smiley in his Hyundai would start alongside Adam Morgan’s Mercedes-Benz A Class.
The main title protagonists started further down, with Dan Cammish in fifth (second in the standings before Race 3), Ash Sutton down in eighth, just ahead of Tom Ingram and Turkington.
Turkington would have the full 60 kg ballast ahead of the start for leading the standings.
The pole-sitter bogged-down at the start, allowing Morgan and Jackson to move into the top two spots before Riches.
Shortly after being side-by-side, Jackson makes a smooth move on Morgan to the lead of the race.
By lap 4, Rory Butcher had climbed from seventh into third after passing Smiley, the latter driver defending fourth spot from Sutton.
An intense scrap in the mid-field saw Sutton, Ingram and Turkington side-by-side on lap 7.
With Ingram into fourth, Smiley was off the track after that prior scrap which also had Sutton lose two positions to Turkington and Cammish.
The top three drivers set about an intense battle, with Jackson leading on Morgan and Butcher. Ingram soon hooked himself onto the tail of this battle.
Aiden Moffat had got himself into 10th after starting from the back of the whole field.
Butcher found himself in a fight with Ingram for fourth, but contact between them saw Butcher onto the grass and hit Ingram on the final corner, on the final lap.
Jackson came first to take his second BTCC win after his first at Silverstone.
Morgan followed and Turkington inherited the third spot, and his third podium of the weekend, after the Ingram-Butcher scrap.
He leads the championship by nine points (on 309 pts) over provisional independent’s champion Ash Sutton, who finished in fourth.
Rory Butcher took a provisional fifth spot ahead of Cammish and Josh Cook.
Ingram fell down to eighth and faced damage to finish ahead of Jake Hill, and Moffat to round off the top-10.
Moffat later received a 3-second time penalty for an incident involving Senna Proctor, thus demoting him into 11th and promoting Proctor into 10th.
As far as this weekend’s returnees and rookies, Glynn Geddie managed to take 15th spot at the end to earn a ‘point’ finish.
Jess Hawkins (BTCC rookie) was five spots back in 20th place.
She was ahead of Paul Rivett (BTCC rookie) and fellow teammate Ethan Hammerton secured 22nd position.