Jordan Sets Early Snetterton Pace
Submitted on August 11th 2012 10:49 by James Mappin.
Andrew Jordan posted the fastest time of the first practice session as the teams returned from the lengthy summer break for round six of the championship at Snetterton, Norfolk.
Jordan, in the NGTC specification Honda Civic run by Pirtek Racing, managed to complete thirteen laps of the 2.99mile circuit and with it set a time of 1:58.431 which was good enough to lead the session by over half a second. His time also beats the qualifying set last season by Jason Plato.
It was Gordon Shedden who came home with the second fastest time in the Honda Racing Honda Civic ahead of Jason Plato in his MG KX Momentum Racing MG6, making it three NGTC-specification cars with the top three times of the session.
Tom Onslow-Cole brought home his BMW 320si in 4th fastest ahead of Adam Morgan in the NGTC Toyota Avensis, and Matt Neal who made a late charge in the session to finish 6th.
Elsewhere Robb Holland ended his first session of his British Touring Car Championship in the Team HARD. S2000 Honda Civic campaign with a lap of 2:02.323 which was just under 4 seconds off the pace but the American will be looking to improve on that as the weekend goes on.
There was also late drama at the end of the session as Gordon Shedden’s car set on fire on returning to the pit-lane. Gordon was fine but we’re unsure what damage the fire will have done to the car.
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