Andrew Jordan sets the pace in second Snetterton practice

Andrew Jordan sets the pace in second Snetterton practice

Andrew Jordan

Andrew JordanPirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan set the pace in second practice for the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Snetterton, with the session having been red-flagged at the half-way point due to an accident for Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat.

Jordan, who is sporting a special chrome livery this weekend to celebrate the extension of his sponsorship deal with Pirtek, posted the fastest lap of the day in the closing seconds of the session. The MG driver ended up 0.020 seconds faster than Team BMR’s Colin Turkington, who also improved at the very end.

Jason Plato ensured the Team BMR cars continued to be prominent at the top of the times, ending up third quickest, just 0.040 seconds off the pace, having earlier been at the top of the timesheets for much of the final ten minutes.

Aron Smith had earlier been quickest in the first half of the session and ended up fourth, ahead of WSR’s birthday boy Andy Priaulx in fifth.

The second works’ MG of Jack Goff was a late improver in sixth, ahead of Speedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram in seventh.

Power Maxed Racing’s Dave Newsham improved to eighth in the closing minute of the session, with WSR’s Rob Collard and Honda’s Matt Neal completing the top ten.

Just missing out on the top ten were WSR’s Sam Tordoff in 11th and Honda’s Gordon Shedden in 12th, with the duo being the last drivers to be within a second of the pace around the long 2.97 mile Snetterton 300 circuit.

Moffat brought out the red flags half-way in to the session when the youngster crashed in the first sector at the Montreal hairpin. The incident saw the Scot referred to the medical centre, where he is reported to be conscious and showing signs of concussion.

Qualifying takes place at 15:45 BST.

Session results

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 77 M Andrew JORDAN MG 888 Racing MG 6GT 14 1:56.543 0.000
2 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMR Volkswagen CC 14 1:56.563 0.020
3 99 Jason PLATO Team BMR Volkswagen CC 11 1:56.583 0.040
4 40 Árón SMITH Team BMR Volkswagen CC 13 1:56.733 0.190
5 111 C Andy PRIAULX Team IHG Rewards Club BMW 125i M Sport 8 1:56.905 0.362
6 31 M Jack GOFF MG 888 Racing MG 6GT 12 1:56.954 0.411
7 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 14 1:56.955 0.412
8 17 Dave NEWSHAM Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze 14 1:57.030 0.487
9 6 C Rob COLLARD Team JCT600 with GardX BMW 125i M Sport 15 1:57.099 0.556
10 25 M Matt NEAL Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:57.151 0.608
11 7 C Sam TORDOFF Team JCT600 with GardX BMW 125i M Sport 17 1:57.218 0.675
12 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:57.293 0.750
13 39 Warren SCOTT Team BMR Volkswagen CC 10 1:57.545 1.002
14 55 Jeff SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic 14 1:57.599 1.056
15 66 Josh COOK Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze 12 1:57.732 1.189
16 4 Mat JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus 10 1:57.748 1.205
17 54 Hunter ABBOTT Exocet AlcoSense Audi A4 14 1:57.821 1.278
18 21 Mike BUSHELL AmD Tuning.com Ford Focus 11 1:58.165 1.622
19 30 Martin DEPPER Eurotech Racing Honda Civic 13 1:58.189 1.646
20 33 Adam MORGAN WIX Racing Mercedes Benz A-Class 15 1:58.238 1.695
21 101 Rob AUSTIN Exocet AlcoSense Audi A4 15 1:58.823 2.280
22 22 Derek PALMER Jr Support Our Paras Racing Infiniti Q50 14 1:59.311 2.768
23 67 Robb HOLLAND Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 13 1:59.476 2.933
24 44 James COLE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus 14 1:59.543 3.000
25 28 G Nic HAMILTON AmD Tuning.com Audi S3 11 2:00.373 3.830
26 114 Barry HORNE Dextra Racing Ford Focus 14 2:00.624 4.081
27 95 Stewart LINES Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis 12 2:01.689 5.146
28 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes Benz A-Class 5 No time N/A

Complete session results.