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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