BTCC Snetterton: Jackson beats Turkington to shortened race two win

Mat Jackson took an accomplished win in the second British Touring Car Championship race of the weekend after an ill-tempered contest at Snetterton

BTCC Snetterton: Jackson beats Turkington to shortened race two win

The race was shortened to 10 laps after a huge crash among the backmarkers on the opening lap.

Dan Welch (Proton) and Ollie Jackson (Audi S3) made contact on the back straight, and Hunter Abbott (Chevrolet) and Ash Sutton (MG) hit the spinning cars in the subsequent dust could. All drivers escaped injury.

That gave race one winner and polesitter Colin Turkington's Subaru a second chance to make a strong start, having ceded the lead to Mat Jackson's Ford Focus at the Wilson hairpin on the initial getaway.

But at the second time of asking, Turkington's advantage only lasted two corners further as Jackson, who had despatched front-row starter Gordon Shedden's Honda going around Riches corner on the opening lap, powered his car past Turkington coming out of the Agostini hairpin.

Jackson powered clear to victory from there, despite Turkington making a brief attempt to fight back towards the end of the race, to win by 1.190 seconds.

"The car was on fire - it was awesome," said Jackson. "I was pleased to get another go at the start and get in front again - I had hoped Colin Turkington hadn't worked out my plan.

"We had ballast on and we worked hard and took the win. I was keeping an eye on Turkington behind and then I was looking after my tyres. It is a credit to the team."

Behind Turkington in second place, there was chaos. Shedden shunted in to Turkington at the Wilson hairpin on lap two, which slowed both cars.

Turkington held on to second, but it marked the start of Shedden's drop down the order after further skirmishes on the way out of the corner with Adam Morgan's Mercedes.

Morgan got through and was forced to fend off the factory Honda Civic Type-R of Matt Neal, who eventually found a way past on lap five as Morgan then started to drop back.

Neal held on to third place over the closing stages despite coming under severe pressure from Rob Collard's BMW.

Morgan took fifth from Jason Plato's Subaru, which had fended off Tom Ingram's Toyota Avensis and Sam Tordoff's BMW 125i M Sport throughout.

Rob Austin (Toyota Avensis) finished ninth from the lacklustre Shedden.

Tordoff has been drawn on pole for the reversed grid finale.

RESULT - 10 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 19m48.286s -
2 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 19m49.476s 1.190s
3 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 19m50.236s 1.950s
4 Rob Collard WSR BMW 19m50.426s 2.140s
5 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 19m55.541s 7.255s
6 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 19m55.973s 7.687s
7 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 19m56.707s 8.421s
8 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 19m58.221s 9.935s
9 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 19m59.935s 11.649s
10 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 20m00.275s 11.989s
11 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 20m01.524s 13.238s
12 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 20m04.655s 16.369s
13 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 20m04.792s 16.506s
14 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 20m05.021s 16.735s
15 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 20m06.368s 18.082s
16 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 20m06.592s 18.306s
17 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 20m06.892s 18.606s
18 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 20m15.610s 27.324s
19 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 20m16.046s 27.760s
20 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 20m24.649s 36.363s
21 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 20m30.461s 42.175s
- Michael Caine Team Hard Toyota 16m24.605s Retirement
- Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 21m23.075s Not classified
- Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 12m11.190s Retirement
- Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi - Retirement
- Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet - Retirement
- Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton - Retirement
- James Cole Team BMR Subaru - Retirement
- Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet - Retirement
- Jack Goff WSR BMW - Retirement
- Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG - Retirement

GRID FOR RACE THREE:

Pos Driver Team Car
1 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota
3 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru
4 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes
5 Rob Collard WSR BMW
6 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda
7 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru
8 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford
9 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota
10 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda
11 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes
12 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota
13 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG
14 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford
15 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda
16 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru
17 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda
18 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford
19 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota
20 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford
21 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen
22 Michael Caine Team Hard Toyota
23 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen
24 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda
25 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet
26 Jack Goff WSR BMW
27 James Cole Team BMR Subaru
28 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet
29 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton
30 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi
31 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG

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