Brands Hatch BTCC: Jordan tops FP2, Turkington over four seconds off

British Touring Car Championship title contender Andrew Jordan dominated second practice at Brands Hatch as a red flag kept points' leader Colin Turkington five seconds off the pace

Brands Hatch BTCC: Jordan tops FP2, Turkington over four seconds off

WSR driver Jordan, who sits 17 points off team-mate Turkington at the top of the standings, ended up almost 0.6s clear of nearest rival Jake Hill.

Although conditions remained greasy, Tom Ingram's early benchmark of 1m41.716s was comfortably faster than Turkington's 1m42.122s time from first practice.

Ingram, who sits fifth in the standings but is the lowest-placed driver still with a mathematical chance of winning the title, headed Senna Proctor and Jordan early on.

Second in the points, Dan Cammish, then moved up to third, having scored his first two BTCC wins on the same Grand Prix layout being used this weekend at the season finale last year.

Turkington improved to a 1m41.488s to go clear at the top as drivers initially struggled to drop their times.

Josh Cook, the first winner of the season, became the first contender to lap below the 41s barrier, moving 0.242s clear of Turkington on a 1m40.784s.

With 25 minutes to go, Butcher found a further 0.8s to lap in the 1m39s as the track switched over to the prime, dry tyre.

As the front-wheel-drive runners climbed up the times, Jordan suddenly responded with 13 minutes to go.

He smashed in a 1m37.621s to pull out a strong 1.8s margin - after the top 15 had been covered by only 1s in the opening practice session.

On the next lap, Jordan posted even faster first and second sectors to drop to an impressive 1m35.788s and from there he was never headed.

With 10 minutes of the session to go, MG driver Sam Osborne caused the only red flag.

Having recovered from a spin on the exit of Graham Hill Bend earlier on, he then lost the car through the high-speed final sector.

The clock was stopped with seven minutes remaining, but there was little improvement throughout the rest of the running.

That left Hill in second, some 0.572s shy of Jordan and with Ash Sutton third but 2.4s off the pace.

Adam Morgan and Rory Butcher headed the BMW 1 Series of Stephen Jelley, with Chris Smiley in seventh ahead of Turkington.

The BMW 330i M Sport driver was 4.8s off his team-mate, narrowly edging the Motorbase Ford Focus RS of Michael Caine.

Fellow title contender Cook rounded the top 10 for BTC Racing in his Honda Civic Type R. Cammish, who enters the final three races second in the points, was a lowly 22nd ahead of ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell - who span at Graham Hill Bend moments before the red flag.

Rob Collard was 29th of out the 30 runners and carries a two-place grid penalty into race one for overtaking under yellow flag conditions in the previous meeting at Silverstone.

FP2 result

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 1m35.788s 14
2 Jake Hill Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 0.572s 14
3 Ash Sutton BMR Racing Subaru 2.400s 13
4 Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 2.596s 16
5 Rory Butcher AmD Tuning Honda 2.694s 18
6 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW 3.060s 14
7 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Honda 3.934s 14
8 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 4.803s 14
9 Michael Caine Motorbase Performance Ford 4.851s 14
10 Josh Cook BTC Racing Honda 4.996s 15
11 Jack Goff Team Hard Volkswagen 5.288s 10
12 Jason Plato Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 5.658s 15
13 Tom Chilton Motorbase Performance Ford 5.729s 14
14 Ollie Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 5.735s 13
15 Carl Boardley Team Hard Volkswagen 5.813s 12
16 Mike Bushell AmD Tuning Honda 5.861s 16
17 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 5.928s 11
18 Tom Oliphant WSR BMW 5.993s 15
19 Senna Proctor BMR Racing Subaru 6.033s 16
20 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Infiniti 6.036s 15
21 Rob Smith Excelr8 Motorsport MG 6.105s 14
22 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda 6.270s 13
23 Mark Blundell Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 6.308s 17
24 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda 6.615s 15
25 Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda 6.764s 11
26 Bobby Thompson Team Hard Volkswagen 6.826s 10
27 Daniel Rowbottom Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 6.913s 15
28 Michael Crees Team Hard Volkswagen 6.973s 16
29 Rob Collard Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 7.220s 15
30 Sam Osborne Excelr8 Motorsport MG 8.083s 10
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