Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan ended the day fastest in the official British Touring Car Championship test session at Donington Park, beating MG’s Jason Plato by 0.071 seconds.
Jordan, who was also fastest in the 2011 media day test, topped the times during the second half of the session in his Honda Civic, and remained unchallenged thereafter. During the four-hour session Jordan completed 75 laps, which was only bettered by WIX Racing’s Will Bratt who did 79 tours.
Despite topping the times earlier on, Plato was second fastest in his newly-liveried MG. Reigning champion Gordon Shedden was third fastest, 0.102 seconds off Jordan’s time.
An impressive fifth fastest was Dave Newsham in his Speedworks Toyota Avensis. Matt Neal was the third fastest works pilot in sixth, over half a second (0.614) seconds off the pace-setting Honda of Jordan.
Sam Tordoff was seventh fastest during his first official session at the wheel of his MG6, ahead of the fastest Ford Focus of Árón Smith. Frank Wrathall and Colin Turkington completed the top ten. Turkington had to sit out the first half of the session whilst his new BMW 125i M Sport car was finished off, but the Northern Irishman was able to take to the track in the second half to set the best time for a WSR driver.