Second time lucky for Tordoff as WSR take a second BTCC win at Croft

Track action (photo by Marc Waller)

Track action  (photo by Marc Waller)Sam Tordoff won the second BTCC race of the day at Croft with a faultless lights to flag victory.

After a mistake in the earlier race allowed team mate Andy Priaulx to steal the win, there was no danger of the same thing happening as he drove a flawless race.

Tordoff was helped in pulling out his lead by Jason Plato and Colin Turkington who pressured his team mate Priaulx. Both were soon past but the former WTCC champion wasn’t going to let a podium go that easily and pressured them for the rest of the race. They weren’t likely to make a mistake and so the podium was Tordoff, Plato and Turkington. Plato’s race one gamble had partially paid off with the podium but we’ll never know what result he may have got if he’d raced from his grid slot in the first race.

Behind Priaulx there was a big battle for fifth between Collard, Shedden, Austin and Ingram. Initially Collard and Shedden had a bit of a gap on the others but their fierce scrap which saw them make contact several times allowed Austin and then Ingram to join in the scrap. Unfortunately Josh Cook then had a big crash and athough the safety car wasn’t scrambled, the resulting yellow flags meant there was less chance of a position change and they stayed in the same order. Adam Morgan was a bit further back in ninth with Jack Goff in tenth.

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Tordoff’s win mixes up the championship order a bit and puts him back in contention. After the second round the order was Shedden from Plato and Matt Neal, with Andrew Jordan next ahead of Tordoff and Turkington.
Completing the points scorers in race two were Matt Neal, Hunter Abbott, Dave Newsham, Andrew Jordan and Warren Scott. Hunter Abbott had battled with Newsham and Jordan for much of the race and managed to pass both on the final lap to take a strong twelfth, his best finish in a while.

Full results are available on TSL Timing;
The reverse grid draw came out as sixth, meaning Collard had the race three pole from Shedden, Priaulx, Turkington, Plato and Tordoff. By Marc Waller

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