BTCC at Thruxton: Two wins for Jordan, third trophy went to Cook
For Jordan, those victories were his 22nd and 23rd in BTCC career, while Cook celebrated his fourth BTCC win in a career.
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.
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.
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.
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.