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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