Jordan takes first 2014 pole
Andrew Jordan has kicked the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship securing the pole position in his Pirtek Racing’s Honda Civic at Brands Hatch.
The 24-year-old finished ahead of Jason Plato’s MG by 0.012. eBay Motors’ Colin Turkington claimed third place on his final tour.
Honda Yuasa Racing’s debut with the new Civic Tourer proved fruitful as Matt Neal was fourth and led team-mate Gordon Shedden.
Arguably the performance of the day came from young debutant Tom Ingram, who backed up his top six practice pace with exactly the same result in qualifying. Chrome Edition Restart Racing’s Vw CC also deserve enormous credit with its pairing of Aron Smith and Alain Menu separated by just 0.028 in seventh and eighth respectively.
Mat Jackson’s Airwaves Racing Ford Focus and the eBay Motors BMW of Rob Collard were ninth and tenth. Rob Austin’s popular Audi A4 will line-up on row six alongside MG’s Sam Tordoff.
Notable absentees from the top order included the Mercedes A-Class of Adam Morgan, which had run extremely well during testing, and the Ford Focus ST of two-time returning champion Fabrizio Giovanardi, who was 18th.