Thruxton BTCC: Jordan leads Turkington in WSR BMW one-two

BMW driver Andrew Jordan eased to a second British Touring Car Championship win at Thruxton, leading from lights to flag over WSR team-mate Colin Turkington

Thruxton BTCC: Jordan leads Turkington in WSR BMW one-two

Although Turkington threatened early on he made no serious attempts at an overtake, leaving polesitter Jordan to take victory by 0.613 seconds.

Jordan led a particularly slow green flag lap, meaning his front-row rival and front-wheel-drive contender Sam Tordoff struggled to heat the rear tyres on his Honda Civic Type R.

Combined with a strong getaway, 2013 champion Jordan was unchallenged off the line while Tordoff pulled to the middle of the circuit to cover off any further threats.

As Dan Cammish bogged down off the line, a rapid launch allowed Turkington up to third.

His momentum continued, and he drew alongside Tordoff before asserting himself in second on the entrance to Green corner.

From there he chased after the sister BMW 330i M Sport of Jordan, who was loaded with the maximum 54kg of success ballast, but never made a true attempt for the lead.

Cammish got stuck behind Tordoff and the two made contact on the entry to the final chicane, which caused both to abort the corner.

But it did promote Cammish up to third, and now clear he set off after the BMWs and closed in but was not in a position to challenge for second.

Despite a late flurry of rain over the high-speed sector of the circuit, Jordan was not hampered and so doubled up on his race one success.

He became the most successful driver this season with a hat-trick of wins.

Defending champion Turkington moved 10 points clear at the top of the BTCC standings, as Cammish finished third.

An excellent opening lap from Power Maxed Racing driver Jason Plato meant he climbed passed Rory Butcher from sixth to fifth, as further woes for Tordoff gave Plato another place.

Matt Neal in the Team Dynamics Honda was fifth ahead of Tordoff and his AmD team-mate Butcher.

Tom Ingram battled an unsettled Toyota Corolla to eighth ahead of the Vauxhall Astra of Rob Collard and BTC Racing driver Josh Cook.

Ash Sutton in particular struggled with the late drizzle in his Subaru Levorg and so dropped to 11th ahead of Jake Hill.

But pre-event points leader Sutton has been drawn on pole position for the final race.

Race two result

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 16 20m48.027s
2 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 16 0.613s
3 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda 16 1.696s
4 Jason Plato Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 16 2.949s
5 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda 16 3.325s
6 Sam Tordoff AmD Tuning Honda 16 4.718s
7 Rory Butcher AmD Tuning Honda 16 5.087s
8 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 16 6.139s
9 Rob Collard Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 16 7.593s
10 Josh Cook BTC Racing Honda 16 8.286s
11 Ash Sutton BMR Racing Subaru 16 8.614s
12 Jake Hill Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 16 9.708s
13 Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 16 13.870s
14 Tom Oliphant WSR BMW 16 14.208s
15 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Honda 16 20.099s
16 Senna Proctor BMR Racing Subaru 16 20.351s
17 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 16 21.441s
18 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW 16 22.807s
19 Jack Goff Team Hard Volkswagen 16 23.223s
20 Rob Smith Excelr8 Motorsport MG 16 29.874s
21 Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda 16 30.171s
22 Bobby Thompson Team Hard Volkswagen 16 34.266s
23 Carl Boardley Team Hard Volkswagen 16 38.786s
24 Daniel Rowbottom Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 16 38.974s
25 Tom Chilton Motorbase Performance Ford 16 42.913s
26 Michael Crees Team Hard Volkswagen 16 45.575s
27 Sam Osborne Excelr8 Motorsport MG 16 48.487s
- Nicolas Hamilton Motorbase Performance Ford 14 Retirement
- Mark Blundell Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 11 Retirement
- Ollie Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 2 Retirement


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