BTCC at Thruxton: Two wins for Jordan, third trophy went to Cook

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  • British Touring Car Championship Thruxton

Andrew Jordan (BMW Pirtek Racing) triumphed two times today in the third round of the British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton Circuit. Josh Cook (BTC Racing) has won the third race of the day.

For Jordan, those victories were his 22nd and 23rd in BTCC career, while Cook celebrated his fourth BTCC win in a career.

Andrew Jordan's #77 BMW 330i M Sport

Andrew Jordan’s #77 BMW 330i M Sport

In the first race of the BTCC weekend at Thruxton, Andrew Jordan defeated pole-sitter Sam Tordoff in AmD Honda Civic Type R for his second win of the season. Jordan had a good start in the #77 BMW 330i M Sport and passed Dan Cammish in Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Honda. Tordoff defended his lead and stayed in front until lap 13 when Jordan made a decisive move to take the lead. Behind Jordan, both Tordoff and Cammish reached the podium for the first time this season.

Reigning champion Colin Turkington finished fourth in the #1 BMW, ahead of Rory Butcher in the #6 Cobra Sport AmD Honda. Veterans Jason Plato (Power Maxed Racing), Matt Neal (Halfords Yuasa Racing) and Rob Collard (Power Maxed Racing) followed at P6, P7 and P8 respectively. Ashley Sutton and Jake Hill completed the top 10.

BTCC Thruxton Race 2

Andrew Jordan, Colin Turkington and Dan Cammish shared a podium after Race 2

Two drivers climbed again on a podium after the Race 2. Andrew Jordan won his second race of the day after leading from start to finish while Dan Cammish finished third for the second time today.

Colin Turkington joined them on a podium after he lost at the finish line by just 0.613sec to Jordan. For Turkington, it was his 400th BTCC race in a career.

Jason Plato and Matt Neal crossed the finish line together again on P4 and P5, ahead of Sam Tordoff. Rory Butcher, Tom Ingram, Rob Collard and Josh Cook completed the top 10.

Josh Cook's #66 Honda Civic Type R

Josh Cook’s #66 Honda Civic Type R

Ashley Sutton was eleventh in Race 2 and his number was picked for the reverse grid pole position in the Race 3. However, he didn’t manage to convert that starting position into a victory, finishing in the third place behind Josh Cook and Rory Butcher. Cook took the lead from Sutton on the opening lap and stayed in front until the end of the race that was interrupted with two safety car periods.

Behind the leading trio, Matt Neal recorded one more good result with the fourth place. Tom Ingram, Dan Cammish, Tom Oliphant, Jason Plato, Colin Turkington and Aiden Moffat completed the top 10.

Colin Turkington BTCC BMW

Colin Turkington leads the championship together with Rory Butcher

The second-place finish in Race 3 helped Rory Butcher to reach the top of the championship standings after nine races, tied in points with Colin Turkington. They have 102 points each, two more than Josh Cook. Ashley Sutton is fourth with 97 points.

The next BTCC round is scheduled for June 15-16 at Croft Circuit.

Check the results of BTCC races at Thruxton Circuit

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