Snetterton BTCC: Andrew Jordan fastest in free practice

MG driver Andrew Jordan beat the Team BMR Volkswagens of Colin Turkington and Jason Plato to the fastest time in practice ahead of the British Touring Car Championship's Snetterton round

Snetterton BTCC: Andrew Jordan fastest in free practice

Jordan set a 1m56.543s on his final flying lap in FP2 on Saturday to best Turkington by 0.020s, with Plato the same distance back from his team-mate.

The Team BMR VW CCs look in ominous form at Snetterton, with Plato and Aron Smith controlling proceedings early in the second session before a red flag was thrown to allow the Montreal barriers to be repaired following a crash for Aiden Moffat.

The Scot has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks after showing signs of concussion.

When the session resumed, Plato took top spot from Smith before Jordan's late improvement.

Turkington set the fastest first sector of anyone on his own final effort, but fell two-hundredths short of the Triple Eight man.

Smith wound up fourth ahead of WSR's Andy Priaulx, with Jack Goff sixth in the second MG.

Priaulx beat Plato and Honda's Matt Neal to top spot in the morning session, the three-time world champion's 1m56.648s enough to beat both his rivals by less than a tenth.

Honda had a much more sedate second session, with Neal 10th and championship leader Gordon Shedden 12th with his 75kg of success ballast.

After topping the Dunlop tyre test, Motorbase's first race weekend since it confirmed its return to the series started in quieter fashion with Mat Jackson 6th and 16th in the two sessions and James Cole 24th both times.

Team Parker Racing has brought 2003 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Barry Horne in at the last minute after regular driver Alex Martin was forced to miss the meeting due to the birth of his first child. Horne ended FP2 26th of the 27 drivers to set a time.

Welch Motorsport is absent, while Support our Paras Racing is down to one Infiniti Q50 for Derek Palmer Jr, who was 22nd.

FP1 RESULTS

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Andy Priaulx WSR BMW 1m56.648s 14
2 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen 0.055s 12
3 Matt Neal Honda Honda 0.089s 13
4 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen 0.193s 14
5 Jack Goff MG MG 0.296s 16
6 Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 0.307s 16
7 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda 0.357s 13
8 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen 0.477s 14
9 Andrew Jordan MG MG 0.491s 15
10 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.523s 14
11 Mike Bushell AmD Ford 0.657s 15
12 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.720s 15
13 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi 0.735s 15
14 Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet 0.749s 15
15 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet 0.868s 15
16 Martin Depper Eurotech Honda 0.910s 16
17 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1.049s 10
18 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes 1.064s 14
19 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1.072s 14
20 Warren Scott Team BMR Volkswagen 1.387s 15
21 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 2.080s 17
22 Nicolas Hamilton AmD Audi 2.393s 13
23 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti 2.661s 14
24 James Cole Motorbase Ford 2.789s 12
25 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota 2.939s 16
26 Robb Holland Handy Motorsport Toyota 3.271s 14
27 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi 4.087s 12
28 Kieran Gallagher Team Hard Toyota 6.551s 6
29 Barry Horne Team Parker Ford 6.764s 15

FP2 RESULTS

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Andrew Jordan MG MG 1m56.543s 14
2 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen 0.020s 14
3 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen 0.040s 11
4 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen 0.190s 13
5 Andy Priaulx WSR BMW 0.362s 8
6 Jack Goff MG MG 0.411s 12
7 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 0.412s 14
8 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet 0.487s 14
9 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.556s 15
10 Matt Neal Honda Honda 0.608s 14
11 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 0.675s 17
12 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda 0.750s 13
13 Warren Scott Team BMR Volkswagen 1.002s 10
14 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1.056s 14
15 Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet 1.189s 12
16 Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 1.205s 10
17 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi 1.278s 14
18 Mike Bushell AmD Ford 1.622s 11
19 Martin Depper Eurotech Honda 1.646s 13
20 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1.695s 15
21 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi 2.280s 15
22 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti 2.768s 14
23 Robb Holland Handy Motorsport Toyota 2.933s 13
24 James Cole Motorbase Ford 3.000s 14
25 Nicolas Hamilton AmD Audi 3.830s 11
26 Barry Horne Team Parker Ford 4.081s 14
27 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota 5.146s 12
28 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes - 5


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