BTCC Rockingham: Andrew Jordan fastest in practice

Andrew Jordan set the fastest time across the two British Touring Car Championship practice sessions at Rockingham

BTCC Rockingham: Andrew Jordan fastest in practice

MG has taken pole on each of the last three visits to the Corby venue, and 2013 champion Jordan edged out FP1 pacesetter Tom Ingram to lead the way ahead of qualifying later on Saturday.

Jordan, who ran second to team-mate Jack Goff in the early stages of the session, waited until the last few minutes before delivering a benchmark 1m22.553s.

That shaded Ingram's Speedworks Toyota Avensis by just 0.009s, a gap indicative of a very tight session.

Championship leader Jason Plato was third-fastest just 0.049s slower than Jordan, while Goff improved on his final lap to wind up fourth, 0.062s back from his team-mate.

Plato's nearest championship rival Gordon Shedden was sixth in the lead Honda Civic Type-R, with the other Team BMR Volkswagen CCs of Aron Smith and Colin Turkington also in the top 10.

It was a busy FP2 after early-morning rain meant the opening practice session started with a damp track, and several drivers kept their running at a minimum.

Ingram eventually emerged quickest from the largely meaningless opening session, his 1m24.157s almost two seconds from the FP2 benchmark.

Dave Newsham was three tenths behind the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis, while Josh Cook was third in the other Chevrolet Cruze.

Emphasising the insignificance of FP1 for the usual frontrunners was Plato's absence. The points leader was 30th, with no timed laps and two installation runs to his name.

FREE PRACTICE 1

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m24.135s 13
2 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet 0.309s 12
3 Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet 0.414s 17
4 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.458s 15
5 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen 0.506s 20
6 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen 0.779s 15
7 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.834s 14
8 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi 0.942s 12
9 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1.026s 9
10 Mike Bushell AmD Ford 1.165s 20
11 Jack Goff MG MG 1.218s 9
12 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes 1.852s 19
13 Warren Scott Team BMR Volkswagen 2.160s 19
14 Martin Depper Eurotech Honda 3.236s 15
15 Nick Foster WSR BMW 3.319s 11
16 Robb Holland Handy Motorsport Toyota 3.636s 20
17 Kieran Gallagher Team Hard Toyota 3.681s 16
18 James Cole Motorbase Ford 3.933s 10
19 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 4.085s 18
20 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 4.714s 16
21 Nicolas Hamilton AmD Audi 5.755s 18
22 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda 5.770s 5
23 Alex Martin Team Parker Ford 7.436s 14
24 Matt Neal Honda Honda 9.682s 15
25 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota 11.721s 12
26 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi 14.045s 7
27 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti 14.791s 11
28 Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford - 9
29 Andrew Jordan MG MG - 6
30 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen - 2

FREE PRACTICE 2

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Andrew Jordan MG MG 1m22.553s 18
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 0.009s 19
3 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen 0.049s 17
4 Jack Goff MG MG 0.062s 17
5 Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet 0.116s 20
6 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda 0.214s 19
7 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen 0.227s 18
8 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet 0.267s 19
9 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen 0.367s 17
10 Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 0.562s 18
11 Nick Foster WSR BMW 0.621s 18
12 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi 0.763s 22
13 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.784s 17
14 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 0.806s 18
15 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.813s 18
16 Matt Neal Honda Honda 0.943s 18
17 Warren Scott Team BMR Volkswagen 0.987s 11
18 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi 1.017s 19
19 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes 1.056s 20
20 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1.057s 18
21 Martin Depper Eurotech Honda 1.100s 19
22 Mike Bushell AmD Ford 1.209s 18
23 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti 1.668s 20
24 James Cole Motorbase Ford 1.698s 15
25 Robb Holland Handy Motorsport Toyota 2.086s 19
26 Kieran Gallagher Team Hard Toyota 2.249s 19
27 Nicolas Hamilton AmD Audi 2.280s 21
28 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota 2.786s 22
29 Alex Martin Team Parker Ford 3.236s 17
30 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 3.355s 18


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