Andrew Jordan sets the pace in first Oulton Park practice

Andrew Jordan sets the pace in first Oulton Park practice

Andrew Jordan
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BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan set the pace in the first British Touring Car Championship practice session at Oulton Park, putting in a late flying lap to pip Adam Morgan to the top time.

The session took place in largely dry conditions, with a hint of light rain affecting the session at times.

The early pace setter was BTC Norlin Racing’s Dave Newsham, who took the top time whilst many of his rivals were darting in and out of the pits in the early stages.

At the half-way stage Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan rose to the top of the times, putting in a lap of 1 minute 26.739 seconds in his Mercedes-Benz.

It then took until the final minute of the session for Jordan, who had been just outside the top ten beforehand, to put in a rapid lap and take the top spot, going two tenths faster than Morgan.

Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff continued with his pace from Thruxton to post the third fastest time, a further tenth and a half slower in his Honda Civic.

Josh Cook put the Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus in fourth, ahead of a surprise showing from the leading Subaru of James Cole in fifth, who was just 0.376 seconds off the pace in the Levorg GT.

Team BMW’s Rob Collard was sixth, whilst Speedworks Motorsport’s championship leader Tom Ingram was seventh fastest, just over half a second off the pace.

Neither of the Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda’s made it into the top ten, with Gordon Shedden the fastest of the duo in 13th place, with Matt Neal not far behind in 15th.

Power Maxed Racing’s Tom Chilton was just 20th, a tenth ahead of team-mate Senna Proctor, with Chilton having tried out a different set-up direction in the session.

Árón Taylor-Smith failed to post a time during the 45-minute session due to experiencing a differential problem on his MG.

Second practice takes place at 12:45 BST.

Session results

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 18 1:26.535 0.000
2 33 Adam MORGAN Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 1:26.739 0.204
3 31 Jack GOFF Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:26.893 0.358
4 66 Josh COOK Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 18 1:26.906 0.371
5 20 M James COLE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 18 1:26.911 0.376
6 5 M Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 15 1:26.981 0.446
7 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 9 1:27.060 0.525
8 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 16 1:27.078 0.543
9 3 Mat JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 18 1:27.211 0.676
10 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 20 1:27.225 0.690
11 4 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:27.248 0.713
12 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 16 1:27.252 0.717
13 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:27.308 0.773
14 23 M Daniel LLOYD MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 19 1:27.447 0.912
15 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:27.496 0.961
16 99 M Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 15 1:27.515 0.980
17 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 17 1:27.537 1.002
18 12 Mike EPPS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 18 1:27.543 1.008
19 17 David NEWSHAM BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 18 1:27.561 1.026
20 2 M Tom CHILTON Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:27.589 1.054
21 18 M Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:27.703 1.168
22 55 Jeff SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:27.961 1.426
23 48 Ollie JACKSON AmDtuning.com with CobraExhausts Audi S3 16 1:27.961 1.426
24 61 Will BURNS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 15 1:28.100 1.565
25 30 Martin DEPPER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 21 1:28.131 1.596
26 303 M Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:28.136 1.601
27 24 Jake HILL TAG Racing Volkswagen CC 12 1:28.177 1.642
28 28 M Josh PRICE BMR Racing Academy Subaru Levorg GT 15 1:28.221 1.686
29 10 Ant WHORTON-EALES AmDtuning.com with CobraExhausts Audi S3 14 1:28.260 1.725
30 300 Luke DAVENPORT Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 15 1:28.386 1.851
31 7 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 17 1:28.748 2.213
32 40 M Árón SMITH MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 2 No time N/A

Complete session results.