Andrew Jordan wins Knockhill race two as title rival Colin Turkington fails...

Andrew Jordan wins Knockhill race two as title rival Colin Turkington fails to score

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BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan took victory in the second British Touring Car Championship race at Knockhill while championship leader Colin Turkington failed to score after contact.

Jordan, who started second on the grid, made use of his superior rear-wheel drive traction and got the jump on polesitter Rory Butcher down into turn one, and would not relinquish the lead thereafter.

Behind him, Dan Cammish made a late lunge down the inside of Butcher at the Taylor’s hairpin on lap six, completing the move and allowing reigning champion Turkington to take advantage.

Butcher then fought back on the three-time champion through Duffus Dip and looked down the inside into McIntyre’s, clipping the back of the BMW 3 Series which then lost heaps of time getting out of the gravel trap, eventually finishing 19th and crucially out of the points.

The result means Turkington’s standings advantage is now down to four points from WSR stablemate Jordan, with Dan Cammish just 15 behind.

AmD Tuning’s Butcher, who won the opening race earlier today, managed to hold on to third despite carrying maximum success ballast on the unfavourable medium tyre, while Senna Proctor continued his strong form to end up fourth.

Tom Chilton completed the top five in his Motorbase Performance Ford Focus RS, ahead of 2018 runner-up Tom Ingram who had another top ten in his new-for-2019 Toyota Corolla.

Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan was next, fending off double champion Jason Plato to the flag to come home in seventh and eighth respectively.

BTC Racing’s Josh Cook enjoyed good progress to finish ninth in his FK8 Honda Civic, while Jake Hill’s medium tyre shod Audi S3 completed the top ten – and has been drawn onto reverse-grid pole for race three.

Cook’s team-mate Chris Smiley held on to 11th despite being roughed up ahead of Matt Simpson with Aiden Moffat in the Infiniti Q50 scoring another points finish at his home circuit.

Team BMW’s Tom Oliphant managed 14th ahead of Matt Neal who recovered to score a point in 15th after contact with Ash Sutton in race one meant he started at the back.

The final British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Knockhill is scheduled to get underway at 17:05 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 24 20:40.115 51.005 2
2 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 1.692 51.193 3
3 6 I Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 24 4.042 51.216 1
4 18 M Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 24 4.707 51.343 5
5 3 I Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 24 6.421 51.323 7
6 80 M Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 24 7.419 51.178 8
7 33 I Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 24 13.472 51.215 9
8 11 M Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 24 14.198 51.247 12
9 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 14.383 51.337 13
10 24 I Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 24 15.222 51.580 10
11 22 I Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 15.945 51.450 6
12 303 I Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 18.370 51.516 14
13 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 24 19.053 51.480 11
14 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 24 19.522 51.399 15
15 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 20.240 51.450 26
16 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 24 21.658 51.277 27
17 9 M Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 24 25.319 51.872 23
18 48 I Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 24 27.875 51.719 24
19 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 24 31.096 51.167 4
20 41 I Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 24 33.045 52.276 16
21 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 24 37.210 51.799 18
22 37 I Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 24 40.688 52.223 21
23 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 24 41.175 51.365 17
24 8 I Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 24 48.025 52.136 20
25 4 I Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 24 50.154 52.553 22
26 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 24 50.175 52.243 29
27 777 I Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 24 50.606 52.156 28
R 21 I Mike BUSHELL Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 7 DNF 50.944 30
R 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 5 DNF 52.284 25
R 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 2 DNF 1:02.856 19
BTCC points deficit after Round 23
Graphic: TouringCars.Net