Andrew Jordan fastest in rain-affected second practice at Brands Hatch

Andrew Jordan fastest in rain-affected second practice at Brands Hatch

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BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan was fastest in a drizzly second British Touring Car Championship practice session at the iconic Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

The 2013 champion, who currently sits third in the standings just 17 points adrift of leader Colin Turkington, was quick throughout the 40-minute session but carried too much speed into Clearways on a couple of occasions.

He then went on to set the benchmark time of 1:35.788s with around ten minutes remaining in the session, before the red flag was thrown due to an off for Sam Osborne.

During the stoppage, rain fell heavier and although runners headed back out on slicks, nobody improved in the final quarter.

That meant Jordan headed local racer Jake Hill by half a second, while Ash Sutton sat third in his Team BMR-run Subaru Levorg despite being 2.400s off Jordan’s timesheet-topping pace.

Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan was fourth in the Mercedes A-Class, while AmD Tuning’s Rory Butcher rounded out the top five.

Stephen Jelley was next in the older BMW 125i M Sport, ahead of BTC Racing’s Chris Smiely, who briefly led the times before falling to seventh.

Reigning champion Colin Turkington was eighth after topping the opening session, and was ahead of Motorbase Performance’s Michael Caine in ninth who will be hoping for a strong result at the team’s home round.

Title contender Josh Cook completed the top ten in the second BTC Racing FK8 Honda Civic, while Silverstone race three winner Jack Goff was 11th in his Team HARD Volkswagen CC.

Double champion Jason Plato placed 12th in his Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall, while Tom CHilton was 13th in the Motorbase Ford Focus RS.

He finished the session ahead of team-mate Ollie Jackson, while Team HARD’s Carl Boardley rounded out the top 15 runners.

Notably, championship protagonist Dan Cammish could only manage 22nd, while double Silverstone winner Tom Ingram was 17th in the Toyota Corolla.

A crucial qualifying session for the opening British Touring Car Championship race of the weekend on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit is scheduled to get underway at 15:05 BST.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 14 1:35.788 0.000
2 24 Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 14 1:36.360 0.572
3 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 13 1:38.188 2.400
4 33 Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 1:38.384 2.596
5 6 Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 18 1:38.482 2.694
6 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:38.848 3.060
7 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:39.722 3.934
8 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 14 1:40.591 4.803
9 44 Michael CAINE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus RS 14 1:40.639 4.851
10 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 1:40.784 4.996
11 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 10 1:41.076 5.288
12 11 Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 1:41.446 5.658
13 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 14 1:41.517 5.729
14 48 Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 13 1:41.523 5.735
15 41 Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 12 1:41.601 5.813
16 21 Mike BUSHELL Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 16 1:41.649 5.861
17 80 Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 11 1:41.716 5.928
18 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 15 1:41.781 5.993
19 18 Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 16 1:41.821 6.033
20 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 15 1:41.824 6.036
21 37 Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 14 1:41.893 6.105
22 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:42.058 6.270
23 8 Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 17 1:42.096 6.308
24 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 1:42.403 6.615
25 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 11 1:42.552 6.764
26 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 10 1:42.614 6.826
27 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:42.701 6.913
28 777 Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 16 1:42.761 6.973
29 9 Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 1:43.008 7.220
30 4 Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 10 1:43.871 8.083