Thruxton BTCC: Andrew Jordan leads all-Honda practice top three

Andrew Jordan topped British Touring Car practice at Thruxton, leading a Eurotech Honda one-two

Thruxton BTCC: Andrew Jordan leads all-Honda practice top three

Sam Tordoff's MG set the pace before a red flag, caused when Matt Neal's works Honda Civic stopped with an apparent electrical issue, but Jordan moved to the top shortly after the restart.

Jordan was the only man to lap in under 1m18s and set several times good enough to go fastest.

He then suffered a puncture and driveshaft damage, but still ended the session over 0.4 seconds clear of team-mate Jeff Smith.

Jordan, who currently lies second in the standings, believes there is more to come.

"We tried some stuff on the car since testing but it's not very good so we'll change back," he said.

Behind Eurotech, Neal bounced back from his earlier problem to end up third and complete a Civic 1-2-3, despite the car being the only NGTC model not to receive an increase in turbo boost for this round.

Adam Morgan continued his fine recent form in Ciceley Racing's Toyota with fourth, while Jason Plato managed a time good enough for fifth before he too picked up a puncture.

Tom Onslow-Cole again demonstrated the potential of Team Hard's new VW Passat with sixth, just ahead of Tordoff and the WSR BMW of Colin Turkington.

Three drivers battled it out for S2000 honours, with Liam Griffin's Motorbase Ford Focus ending up quickest in 19th overall.

In the rain-affected first session, S2000 frontrunner Lea Wood set the overall pace early on before Frank Wrathall, Ollie Jackson and Tordoff pushed him down the order.

Tordoff ended up fastest, from Jackson and Wrathall, with Wood the top S2000 as many drivers elected not to push for a time.

Gordon Shedden, who won twice at Thruxton on his way to the 2012 title, struggled and ended up 13th.

Practice one: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Sam Tordoff MG 1m24.018s 2. Ollie Jackson Speedworks Toyota 1m24.523s + 0.505s 3. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota 1m24.795s + 0.777s 4. Dave Newsham Speedworks Toyota 1m25.435s + 1.417s 5. Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1m25.811s + 1.793s 6. Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m26.747s + 2.729s 7. Adam Morgan Ciceley Toyota 1m26.801s + 2.783s 8. Colin Turkington WSR BMW 1m26.948s + 2.930s 9. Will Bratt Austin Audi 1m27.423s + 3.405s 10. Lea Wood Wood Vauxhall 1m27.602s + 3.584s* 11. Nick Foster WSR BMW 1m27.972s + 3.954s 12. Jack Goff Hard Vauxhall 1m28.367s + 4.349s 13. Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 1m28.965s + 4.947s* 14. Rob Austin Austin Audi 1m29.011s + 4.993s 15. Warren Scott BMR SEAT 1m29.574s + 5.556s* 16. David Nye Welch Ford 1m29.765s + 5.747s* 17. Daniel Welch Welch Proton 1m30.294s + 6.276s 18. James Cole Hard Vauxhall 1m30.307s + 6.289s 19. Gordon Shedden Honda 1m30.922s + 6.904s 20. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Honda 1m53.253s + 29.235s 21. Aron Smith Motorbase Ford 22. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 23. James Kaye AmD VW* 24. Matt Neal Honda 25. Tom Onslow-Cole Hard VW 26. Jason Plato MG Practice two: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Honda 1m17.811s 2. Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1m18.241s + 0.430s 3. Matt Neal Honda 1m18.507s + 0.696s 4. Adam Morgan Ciceley Toyota 1m18.531s + 0.720s 5. Jason Plato MG 1m18.532s + 0.721s 6. Tom Onslow-Cole Hard Volkswagen 1m18.714s + 0.903s 7. Sam Tordoff MG 1m18.770s + 0.959s 8. Colin Turkington WSR BMW 1m18.881s + 1.070s 9. Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m18.926s + 1.115s 10. Dave Newsham Speedworks Toyota 1m18.934s + 1.123s 11. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota 1m19.079s + 1.268s 12. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 1m19.202s + 1.391s 13. Gordon Shedden Honda 1m19.291s + 1.48 s 14. Aron Smith Motorbase Ford 1m19.434s + 1.623s 15. Ollie Jackson Speedworks Toyota 1m19.604s + 1.793s 16. Jack Goff Hard Vauxhall 1m20.257s + 2.446s 17. James Cole Hard Vauxhall 1m20.386s + 2.575s 18. Nick Foster WSR BMW 1m20.507s + 2.696s 19. Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 1m20.574s + 2.763s* 20. Rob Austin Austin Audi 1m20.749s + 2.938s 21. James Kaye AmD VW 1m21.337s + 3.526s* 22. Lea Wood Wood Vauxhall 1m21.453s + 3.642s* 23. Will Bratt Austin Audi 1m21.513s + 3.702s 24. Warren Scott BMR SEAT 1m22.125s + 4.314s* 25. Joe Girling Finesse Chevrolet 1m22.709s + 4.898s* 26. David Nye Welch Ford 1m26.516s + 8.705s* * S2000 
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