Andrew Jordan fends off Colin Turkington to double up at Thruxton

Andrew Jordan fends off Colin Turkington to double up at Thruxton

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BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan fended off heavy pressure from reigning champion Colin Turkington to take his third victory in the new-for-2019 BMW 3 Series in race two at Thruxton.

Jordan took victory in the opening race and got off to a lightning start in the second, while Team BMW stablemate Turkington jumped Dan Cammish and race one polesitter Sam Tordoff at Campbell into on the opening lap.

The 1-2 marked the fifth victory out of eight races for the WSR-run BMW 330i, and promoted Turkington ten points clear in the championship standings.

Cammish secured his second podium of the day by repeating his third position, while Jason Plato held off old rival Matt Neal by just three tenths at the flag to come home fourth and fifth respectively.

AmD Tuning’s Tordoff struggled with the weight from his race one podium and slipped back to sixth after he had contact with Cammish heading into the Club chicane, eventually coming home ahead of team-mate Rory Butcher who continued his strong form at the Hampshire circuit.

In eighth position was Tom Ingram, who enjoyed better progress in the second contest, ahead of Plato’s Power Maxed Racing team-mate Rob Collard, with BTC Racing’s Josh Cook rounding out the top ten having shed the championship ballast from his Honda Civic Type R FK8.

2017 champion Ash Sutton again struggled at an unfavourable circuit for his Subaru Levorg, coming home 11th ahead of Jake Hill, who secured his second points finish of the day.

Tom Chilton’s Motorbase Ford Focus RS was next, fending off Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan after the latter slid wide as as the track became slightly greasy with rain falling at the midway mark.

The third Team BMW entry of Tom Oliphant recovered from his drive-through penalty in the opening race to secure the final points-paying position.

Motorbase’s Ollie Jackson was the only runner to not make the chequered flag after he and Chris Smiley got tangled up at the Club chicane early in the race.

The final race of the British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton is set to get underway at 17:15 BST.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 16 20:48.027 1:17.155 1
2 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 16 0.613 1:16.937 4
3 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1.696 1:17.149 3
4 11 M Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 2.949 1:17.150 6
5 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 3.325 1:16.926 7
6 600 I Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 16 4.718 1:17.134 2
7 6 I Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 16 5.087 1:16.767 5
8 80 M Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 16 6.139 1:17.246 12
9 9 M Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 7.593 1:17.185 8
10 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 8.286 1:17.467 11
11 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 16 8.614 1:17.175 9
12 24 I Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 16 9.708 1:17.317 10
13 3 I Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 16 12.913 1:17.354 18
14 33 I Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 13.870 1:17.458 17
15 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 16 14.208 1:17.338 23
16 22 I Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 20.099 1:17.620 14
17 18 M Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 16 20.351 1:17.746 22
18 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 21.441 1:17.889 20
19 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 16 22.807 1:17.752 13
20 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 16 23.223 1:17.557 21
21 37 I Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 16 29.874 1:18.575 25
22 303 I Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 30.171 1:17.647 15
23 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 16 34.266 1:18.717 30
24 41 I Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 16 38.786 1:19.000 29
25 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 38.974 1:17.747 19
26 777 I Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 16 45.575 1:19.080 26
27 4 I Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 16 48.487 1:19.343 28
28 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 14 + 2 LAPS 1:18.826 24
R 8 I Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 11 DNF 1:19.303 27
R 48 I Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 2 DNF 1:28.135 16