BTCC Oulton Park: Jordan claims victory in a chaotic final race

Podium (photo by Marc Waller)Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan has taken his second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship win of the season in the final race of the day at Oulton Park.

Disappointment for team mate Jeff Smith, who started the race in reverse pole position, losing the lead early on before regaining it, saw him end the race a lap down in nineteenth after two on track incidents which saw him unable to recover.

Colin Turkington took second place in his eBay Motors BMW, with Adam Morgan securing third – his first podium in the series.
Matt Neal brought his Honda Racing Civic home in fourth place, despite numerous attempts to pass Morgan for third. Team mate Gordon Shedden had a puncture early on, ending the race in seventeenth.

BTCC action Oulton Park (photo by Marc Waller)BTCC action Oulton Park (photo by Marc Waller)BTCC action Oulton Park (photo by Marc Waller)BTCC action Oulton Park (photo by Marc Waller)BTCC action Oulton Park (photo by Marc Waller)Rob Austin, who led the race from the start until the midway point recovered well after contact from Jeff Smith to take fifth ahead of his team mate Will Bratt in the Wix Racing Audi A4.
Sam Tordoff recovered from his race two woes to finish in seventh, with the day’s two-time winner Jason Plato having to dive into the pits with smoke and a fire bellowing from his KC Momentum Racing MG6.

Aron Smith ended the race in tenth, with team mate Mat Jackson in his starting position of twentieth.

The Speedworks Motorsport pairing of Ollie Jackson and Dave Newsham recovered from their respective spins during the race to round out the point scorers in fourteenth and fifteenth.
Liam Griffin, having had his early on track Jack Sears’ victory stripped from him, won in the third race as Lea Wood had to retire with an issue in his Wheel Heaven/Houseman Racing Vectra.

Warren Scott had to pit before the start of the race had even begun, with AmD Tuning’s new driver for this outing, Aaron Mason, had to sit out the race due to engine damage acquired in the second race.

Matt Neal holds onto the lead of the championship going into Croft in two weeks’ time, with only three points splitting second and third place men Andrew Jordan and Jason Plato.

Race Three Classification:
1. Andrew Jordan
2. Colin Turkington
3. Adam Morgan
4. Matt Neal
5. Rob Austin
6. Will Bratt
7. Sam Tordoff
8. Nick Foster
9. Frank Wrathall
10. Aron Smith
11. Rob Collard
12. Jack Goff
13. James Cole
14. Dave Newsham
15. Ollie Jackson
Fastest Lap: Gordon Shedden – 1.27.387 – Lap 7 By Nikki Thompson

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