Jordan wins again with another controlled drive in race two at Croft

by Stuart Richards
Andrew Jordan BTCC 2019

Rear-wheel drive advantage continued in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Croft as Andrew Jordan commanded another lights to flag victory this weekend ahead of Colin Turkington.

Despite carrying maximum ballast, Jordan put a gap between himself and Chris Smiley at the start and when the BTC Racing driver began to struggle with the weight in his car. When Turkington managed to get past his compatriot, the gap couldn’t be closed in the final laps and AJ took his fifth win of the season.

Tom Oliphant struggled after contact with Tom Chilton at the start when he was tipped into a spin on the opening lap after exiting the chicane. He’ll enjoy a race long battle with Ollie Jackson through the remainder of the race.

Dan Cammish rounded off the podium with a pleasing third place finish. Both he and Matt Neal seemingly enjoying both the conditions and the new road surface with fantastic overtakes. Neal finished fourth.

Ashley Sutton finished fifth on the road. However, an incident on the final lap through the Complex with Chris Smiley might see him investigated by the stewards. It was a sad end to a fantastic battle between himself and Smiley who had defended valiantly.

Jason Plato took a strong sixth place finish ahead of Josh Cook who showed fastest lap pace. Eighth went to Tom Ingram ahead of Chilton in ninth and Aiden Moffat who drove well to round out the top ten.

Outside of the top ten Adam Morgan continued his move forward with eleventh, Rory Butcher and Sam Tordoff finished fourteenth and fifteenth respectively and Tom Oliphant recovered to eighteenth.

Sam Osborne couldn’t even get through Clervaux on the warm-up lap without technical issues so he was the first retirement, Jake Hill joined him on the sidelines.

1stAndrew JordanBMW 330i M Sport20:47.475
2ndColin TurkingtonBMW 330i M Sport+1.100
3rdDan CammishHonda Civic Type R+11.543
4thMatt NealHonda Civic Type R+12.731
5thAshley SuttonSubaru Levorg GT+20.209
6thJason PlatoVauxhall Astra+20.753
7thJosh CookHonda Civic Type R+21.807
8thTom IngramToyota Corolla GT+22.270
9thTom ChiltonFord Focus RS+22.401
10thAiden MoffatMercedes Benz A-Class+25.643
11thAdam MorganMercedes Benz A-Class+26.297
12thStephen JelleyBMW 125i M Sport+26.506
13thSenna ProctorSubaru Levorg GT+26.965
14thRory ButcherHonda Civic Type R+27.307
15thSam TordoffHonda Civic Type R+31.083
16thJack GoffVolkswagen CC+34.475
17thMatt SimpsonHonda Civic Type R+35.987
18thTom OliphantBMW 330i M Sport+36.292
19thRob CollardVauxhall Astra+36.473
20thOllie JacksonFord Focus RS+37.505
21stDaniel RowbottomMercedes Benz A-Class+38.335
22ndCarl BoardleyVolkswagen CC+38.876
23rdBobby ThompsonVolkswagen CC+40.586
24thRob SmithMG6 GT+44.381
25thMichael CreesVolkswagen CC+53.676
26thMark BlundellAudi S3 Saloon+1:15.815
27thChris SmileyHonda Civic Type R+1:19.807
28thNicolas HamiltonFord Focus RS+1 Lap
29thJake HillAudi S3 Saloon+13 Laps
30thSam OsborneMG6 GTDNS

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