Jordan ends season with win

Andrew Jordan ended the British Touring Car Championship on a high as he won the final race of the season at Brands Hatch

Jordan ends season with win

The Eurotech Vauxhall driver started from pole position on the reversed grid and resisted intense pressure during the second half of the race from Steven Kane's Motorbase BMW to take his second win of the year.

Kane tried everything he had to get by Jordan, knowing that victory would probably make him independents' champion. However, he whacked a kerb at Druids on the final lap, giving his rival the breathing space he needed to win.

With Kane failing to win, Tom Chilton became independents' champion by finishing third in his Arena Ford.

Chilton became the title favourite when his team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole, who had been leading the points, pitted at the end of the warm-up lap with an apparent mechanical problem.

Chilton led a four-car pack all separated by less than a second at the finish line.

For most of the race Rob Collard had pressured the Arena Ford driver, but the WSR BMW man was denied fourth by Mat Jackson's Motorbase version.

Jackson passed Collard with three laps to go after getting a run on him out of Clearways. Unfortunately for Collard, as he pulled wide to give himself a good line through Paddock, Paul O'Neill dived past in his Tech-Speed Honda for fifth.

James Nash (Triple 8 Vauxhall), Gordon Shedden (Honda), newly-crowned champion Jason Plato (Chevrolet) and Sam Tordoff (Triple 8) completed the top 10, the latter scoring his first BTCC point.

There were two safety car periods; the first triggered when Lea Wood's Wood Honda dropped oil on the track as it was pulled off the track on the opening lap; and the second when Ben Collins spun his Motorbase BMW into the gravel at Paddock later on.

Pos Driver Car Time/Gap 1. Andrew Jordan Vauxhall 23m37.692s 2. Steven Kane BMW + 0.949s 3. Tom Chilton Ford + 1.342s 4. Mat Jackson BMW + 1.605s 5. Paul O'Neill Honda + 1.973s 6. Rob Collard BMW + 2.330s 7. James Nash Vauxhall + 3.124s 8. Gordon Shedden Honda + 3.470s 9. Jason Plato Chevrolet + 4.146s 10. Sam Tordoff Vauxhall + 5.961s 11. Alex MacDowall Chevrolet + 6.116s 12. Andy Neate BMW + 6.560s 13. Martin Depper BMW + 14.522s 14. John George Honda + 14.802s 15. Martin Johnson Vauxhall + 1 lap Retirements:  Arthur Forster BMW 25 laps Ben Collins BMW 12 laps James Kaye Honda 3 laps Shaun Hollamby Volkswagen 3 laps Matt Neal Honda 0 laps Tom Boardman SEAT 0 laps Tom Onslow-Cole Ford 0 laps Lea Wood Honda 0 laps 
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