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BTCC Knockhill: Jordan takes wins as Turkington suffers disaster

Andrew Jordan BTCC 2019

Andrew Jordan's race two victory in the British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill has slashed team-mate Colin Turkington's points lead to just four after a disaster for the sister car.

WSR BMW driver Jordan powered away from the front row to claim the lead into Duffus Dip for the first time, while pole man Rory Butcher, who had the less favourable medium tyre and full ballast, slotted into second place in his Honda Civic.

While Jordan settled into his rhythm, Butcher came under attack from Dan Cammish's Team Dynamics Honda Civic. The positions swapped at the end of lap six when Cammish made a late lunge on Butcher at the hairpin to claim second.

Butcher was delayed in the move and it allowed Turkington's BMW to power ahead of the Honda too by the time the pack had reached Duffus Dip at the start of lap seven.

Butcher tried to reclaim third place down the inside into McIntryes but made contact with the rear of the BMW spinning Turkington into the gravel. The Northern Irishman would recover to 19th spot, but was out of the points.

The incident was investigated by the stewards after the race, with Butcher handed a five-place grid penalty for race three.

Turkington Knockhill BTCC 2019

(Image courtesy of Mike Hills Speed Images)

Jordan continued unflustered to his sixth victory of the campaign from Cammish, while Butcher took third place on the road under pressure from Senna Proctor's BMR Racing Subaru Levorg.

Winner Jordan said: "That was an amazing car - I could do anything I wanted with it. It is the best touring car I have ever driven and it is pretty much as we rolled it out of the truck this weekend.

"I didn't see what happened [to Turkington] because I had my eyes forward. I have enough on my hands coping with my own race. Of course, it is a shame for BMW but I am selfish. My sleeves are really rolled up now."

Tom Chilton fended off pressure from Tom Ingram's Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Corolla to land fifth place, while a train of Adam Morgan, Jason Plato, Josh Cook and Jake Hill rounded out the top 10.

Jordan's win and Turkington's non-score means that the gap between the two at the head of the standings has gone from 30 coming to Knockhill to four. Third in the standings, Cammish is only 15 points away from the top of the table.

Double champion Alain Menu performed the reversed grid draw duties, and he pulled the number 10, putting Hill on pole for the final race of the day.

Results - 24 laps

1Andrew JordanWSRBMW20m40.115s
2Dan CammishTeam DynamicsHonda1.692s
3Rory ButcherAmD TuningHonda4.042s
4Senna ProctorBMR RacingSubaru4.707s
5Tom ChiltonMotorbase PerformanceFord6.421s
6Tom IngramSpeedworks MotorsportToyota12.419s
7Adam MorganCiceley MotorsportMercedes13.472s
8Jason PlatoPower Maxed RacingVauxhall14.198s
9Josh CookBTC RacingHonda14.383s
10Jake HillTrade Price Cars RacingAudi15.222s
11Chris SmileyBTC RacingHonda15.945s
12Matt SimpsonSimpson RacingHonda18.370s
13Aiden MoffatLaser Tools RacingInfiniti19.053s
14Tom OliphantWSRBMW19.522s
15Matt NealTeam DynamicsHonda20.240s
16Ash SuttonBMR RacingSubaru21.658s
17Rob CollardPower Maxed RacingVauxhall25.319s
18Ollie JacksonMotorbase PerformanceFord27.875s
19Colin TurkingtonWSRBMW31.096s
20Carl BoardleyTeam HardVolkswagen33.045s
21Bobby ThompsonTeam HardVolkswagen37.210s
22Rob SmithExcelr8 MotorsportMG40.688s
23Daniel RowbottomCiceley MotorsportMercedes41.175s
24Mark BlundellTrade Price Cars RacingAudi48.025s
25Sam OsborneExcelr8 MotorsportMG50.154s
26Nicolas HamiltonMotorbase PerformanceFord50.175s
27Michael CreesTeam HardVolkswagen50.606s
-Mike BushellAmD TuningHondaElectrical
-Stephen JelleyTeam Parker RacingBMWWater leak
-Jack GoffTeam HardVolkswagenSteering

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