Silverstone BTCC: Andrew Jordan fends off Adam Morgan for win

Andrew Jordan took his second victory of the 2016 British Touring Car Championship in his Motorbase Ford Focus in race two at Silverstone

Silverstone BTCC: Andrew Jordan fends off Adam Morgan for win

The 2013 champion started on the front row and tracked Tom Ingram's Toyota Avensis over the opening seven laps, before Jordan lunged for the inside going into the Becketts hairpin.

Though both were on the soft tyres, Ingram then dropped back while Jordan's pace held up.

Adam Morgan's Mercedes-Benz A-Class came up to challenge Jordan, but the Ford man held on despite a late safety car to clear up debris on the circuit.

"I was worried about the safety car, because the softer tyres cool and then they don't work so well after that - but after the caution period was over, I just went for it," Jordan said.

"I had looked after the tyres early on, it is a technique I have perfected. That really worked for me at the end of the race."

Behind Morgan in second, Ingram was forced into defensive action to fend off the flying Subaru Levorg GTs of Colin Turkington and Jason Plato, which shadowed the Toyota over the line.

Mat Jackson brought his Motorbase Ford Focus home in sixth position despite starting in 17th position on the grid, although he was on the more favourable medium tyres.

Rob Collard was on the softer tyres and grabbed seventh place in the WSR BMW 125i M Sport, but he was coming under threat over the closing stages from Gordon Shedden in the factory Honda Civic Type-R.

Shedden had started in 23rd place after problems in race one but, now free of weight, the Scotsman flew through the pack.

The top 10 was rounded out by Scot Aiden Moffat, in the Ciceley Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and Hunter Abbott in the Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze.

Championship leader Sam Tordoff brought his WSR BMW home in 11th position and was three places ahead of rival Matt Neal's Honda so extended his lead.

The MG6s of Ash Sutton and Josh Cook, starting from the back with full weight after being excluded from their one-two in the opener for a rear wing infringement, battled back to 17th (Cook) and 26th (Sutton, after an early pitstop).

The reversed grid draw, by former BTCC frontrunner Paul Radisich, came out at number eight, which put Shedden on to pole for race three.

RESULTS - 25 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 26m44.945s
2 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.884s
3 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 2.456s
4 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 2.662s
5 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 3.001s
6 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 3.253s
7 Rob Collard WSR BMW 3.471s
8 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 4.409s
9 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 5.043s
10 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 5.993s
11 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 6.181s
12 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 6.989s
13 Jack Goff WSR BMW 7.229s
14 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 8.344s
15 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 8.524s
16 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 9.025s
17 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 15.262s
18 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 16.147s
19 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 16.356s
20 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 16.517s
21 Tony Gilham Team Hard Toyota 17.170s
22 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 20.414s
23 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 20.905s
24 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 1 Lap
25 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 1 Lap
26 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 1 Lap
27 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 1 Lap
28 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 1 Lap
29 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1 Lap
- Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda Retirement
- Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota Retirement

RACE THREE STARTING GRID:

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


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