Andrew Jordan finished the second British Touring Car Championship practice session fastest, after a lengthy delay in the session caused by Árón Smith rolling his car on the approach to Druids.
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The session ran for just ten minutes before the red flags flew as a result of Smith’s accident. The Airwaves Racing driver lost control of his Ford Focus whilst trying to avoid the Toyota of Frank Wrathall, who was rejoining the circuit after an off at Paddock Hill Bend. The resulting accident saw Smith’s car come to a rest on it’s side on the inside of the corner.
When the session eventually resumed around 45 minutes later, it was MG’s Jason Plato who held the top time. However with five minutes remaining championship leader Andrew Jordan put his Pirtek Racing Honda on top of the times with a time of 1:31.988.
Plato finished the session second fastest, improving his time to just 0.005 seconds shy of Jordan’s. His MG team-mate Sam Tordoff was third fastest, ahead of the works Honda of reigning champion Gordon Shedden.
Colin Turkington was fifth fastest for eBay Motors, having been within the top five throughout the resumption of the session. He was ahead of Wrathall in sixth, who improved his time late on.
Tom Onslow-Cole was the top Airwaves Racing driver in seventh, ahead of Ciceley Racing’s Adam Morgan in eighth. Smith himself ended up with the ninth fastest time despite his accident, although it is uncertain if his car can be repaired in time for qualifying.
Rob Collard completed the top ten and was the first driver to be more than a second off the top-end pace.
Continuing to struggle with his broken finger, Honda’s Matt Neal could only manage 13th fastest in second practice.
Qualifying is scheduled to take place at 15:45 BST and will be broadcast live for UK users at www.itv.com/btcc.