Snetterton BTCC: Andrew Jordan takes controversial race two win

Andrew Jordan won the second British Touring Car race at Snetterton after a controversial encounter

Snetterton BTCC: Andrew Jordan takes controversial race two win

Poleman Sam Tordoff initially got away well, but was challenged by team-mate Jason Plato into Riches, as the fast-starting WSR BMW of Colin Turkington attacked both MGs.

Plato emerged ahead, with Turkington securing second from Tordoff at Montreal.

The lead MG opened up a gap of over a second by the end of the opening lap, but a clash between the S2000 Ford Focuses of David Nye and Liam Griffin at Riches dumped the latter in the gravel and brought out the safety car.

Plato led at the restart, but the MG soon slowed with a suspected engine problem.

That allowed Turkington into the lead, but he was soon under pressure from Jordan.

The Eurotech Honda had already come off best after a barging match with Gordon Shedden, who was shuffled back after contact at Oggies.

Jordan then dived by Tordoff, who would soon fall back, to take second at Agostini.

The Civic closed on Turkington, but the BMW was wise to Jordan's moves and defended strongly. So much so that the lead group had grown to eight cars just after half-distance.

Jordan and the BMW then made contact on the run to Williams, allowing the train of cars to speed past Turkington. In the ensuing shuffling, Rob Collard's BMW was fired out of the pack at the Bomb Hole and Shedden lost several spots.

With Jordan's soft-shod Civic edging away, Aron Smith (also on softs) defended second from a flying Matt Neal.

The works Honda driver had started ninth, but cannily picked his way through the field. He attacked Smith and made it into second with a fine outside of Montreal/inside of Palmer move on the final lap.

Smith nevertheless completed the podium, just ahead of Motorbase Ford team-mate Mat Jackson.

Adam Morgan's Ciceley Racing Toyota, which had suffered an early off at Riches, narrowly finished fifth from a recovering Turkington.

Shedden finally came home seventh, with Dave Newsham next in his Speedworks Toyota.

Lea Wood's Vauxhall Vectra again dominated the S2000 class, crossing the line 13th overall.

Results - 14 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Honda 30m03.234s 2. Matt Neal Honda +2.770s 3. Aron Smith Motorbase Ford +3.467s 4. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford +4.158s 5. Adam Morgan Ciceley Toyota +6.822s 6. Colin Turkington WSR BMW +7.207s 7. Gordon Shedden Honda +8.543s 8. Dave Newsham Speedworks Toyota +10.630s 9. Tom Onslow-Cole Hard VW +16.003s 10. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota +16.599s 11. Ollie Jackson Speedworks Toyota +20.785s 12. Nick Foster WSR BMW +23.135s 13. Lea Wood Wood Vauxhall +23.490s* 14. Rob Austin Austin Audi +24.502s 15. Robb Holland Hard Vauxhall +30.664s 16. Will Bratt Austin Audi +47.779s 17. Andy Neate IP Chevrolet +50.901s 18. Sam Tordoff MG +1m24.502s 19. James Kaye AmD Honda +1m52.228s* Retirements: Rob Collard WSR BMW 10 laps Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 7 laps Daniel Welch Welch Proton 5 laps Jason Plato MG 4 laps David Nye Welch Ford 3 laps* Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 1 lap* Warren Scott BMR VW 0 laps Jack Goff Hard Vauxhall 0 laps * S2000 
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