Croft BTCC: Sam Tordoff dominates race two for WSR BMW

Sam Tordoff made it two wins from two British Touring Car Championship races at Croft for the WSR team with a dominant performance in the second encounter

Croft BTCC: Sam Tordoff dominates race two for WSR BMW

The BMW man led from lights to flag and never looked under pressure as he eased to a 2.3-second winning margin over a pair of chasing Team BMR Volkswagen CCs.

Jason Plato won that particular fight, having passed race-one winner Andy Priaulx at Tower on the third lap, a move that opened the door for Colin Turkington to take third in the second VW.

Turkington resisted a mid-race attack from Priaulx before closing in on Plato in the latter stages, though a half-hearted look at the hairpin was the nearest he came to an overtake.

Priaulx kept the BMR men honest en route to fourth, while Honda driver Gordon Shedden won out in a fierce fight with the third WSR BMW of Rob Collard for fifth - though Collard has pole for race three in the grid draw.

Shedden passed Rob Austin at Sunny In on lap four and dived by Collard at Tower at three-quarters' distance, before running side-by-side with the 125i M Sport through the Jim Clark Esses.

Having survived that, Shedden resisted intense pressure to the end - with Austin's Audi keeping a watching brief in seventh.

Tom Ingram's Toyota shadowed that fight for almost the entire race, though the soft-tyre shod Avensis slipped back from the tail of the group in the closing stages.

A close battle between Adam Morgan, Jack Goff and Matt Neal helped Ingram to maintain eighth at the flag, with Morgan and Goff completing the top 10 despite contact between Goff and Neal at the Complex on the last lap.

RESULTS - 15 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 21m48.128s
2 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen 2.368s
3 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen 2.936s
4 Andy Priaulx WSR BMW 3.548s
5 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda 8.023s
6 Rob Collard WSR BMW 8.404s
7 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi 8.558s
8 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 13.384s
9 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 14.725s
10 Jack Goff MG MG 15.620s
11 Matt Neal Honda Honda 16.933s
12 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi 24.820s
13 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet 26.263s
14 Andrew Jordan MG MG 26.431s
15 Warren Scott Team BMR Volkswagen 26.741s
16 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen 27.186s
17 Alex Martin Team Parker Ford 38.175s
18 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes 41.648s
19 Mike Bushell AmD Ford 41.926s
20 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 45.386s
21 Simon Belcher Handy Motorsport Toyota 51.553s
22 Andy Wilmot Welch Motorsport Proton 52.541s
23 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti 52.603s
24 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 57.778s
25 Nicolas Hamilton AmD Audi 1m03.448s
26 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota 1m10.823s
27 Max Coates Infiniti Infiniti 2 Laps
- Martin Depper Eurotech Honda Retirement
- Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet Retirement
- Kieran Gallagher Team Hard Toyota Not started

RACE THREE GRID:

Pos Driver Team Car
1 Rob Collard WSR BMW
2 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda
3 Andy Priaulx WSR BMW
4 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen
5 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen
6 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW
7 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi
8 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota
9 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes
10 Jack Goff MG MG
11 Matt Neal Honda Honda
12 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi
13 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet
14 Andrew Jordan MG MG
15 Warren Scott Team BMR Volkswagen
16 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen
17 Alex Martin Team Parker Ford
18 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes
19 Mike Bushell AmD Ford
20 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton
21 Simon Belcher Handy Motorsport Toyota
22 Andy Wilmot Welch Motorsport Proton
23 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti
24 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda
25 Nicolas Hamilton AmD Audi
26 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota
27 Max Coates Infiniti Infiniti
28 Martin Depper Eurotech Honda
29 Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet

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