Ingram, Jordan and Shedden secure victories for their respective teams, while MG’s hopes were dashed by a round 25 disqualification for technical infringement
Jimi Beckwith
18 September 2016

Sam Tordoff is at the top of the BTCC leaderboard, following wins from Tom Ingram, Andrew Jordan and Gordon Shedden in the 25th, 26th and 27th rounds of the British Touring Car Championship.

Tordoff didn’t achieve a podium position, but scored enough points to continue his time atop the leaderboard.

Despite remaining front-runners for the latter half of the race, MG Racing’s Ash Sutton and Josh Cook were both disqualified for a technical infringement; the cars’ rear wings were outside of the tolerance permitted by race rules.

Watch the highlights from the previous BTCC round – at Rockingham – here.

This left Speedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram winner, behind the wheel of his Toyota Avensis, while Andrew Jordan of Motorbase Performance took second.

Jordan wasn’t willing to be defeated come round two, however, and fought challenges from Ingram and Adam Morgan, before taking pole position – on the inside no less – on the seventh lap.

The disqualification and back-of-the-grid starting place took its toll on Sutton and Cook for the second race; Ash Sutton finished 26th of 29, although Josh Cook climbed to 17th. For the third race, the pair both finished in the top ten. MG appealed the pair’s disqualification.

Read the Rockingham race report here

Adam Morgan’s fourth place in the first race, and second place for the second race left him in good stead for the third, although he took a penalty in the WIX Racing Mercedes A-Class for exceeding track limits, leaving him out of the top spots. Jordan’s glory in the second race was left intact by a seventh place finish in the third round, while Tom Ingram’s Toyota suffered a mechanical fault, ending his race.

Gordon Shedden in his Honda Civic Type R took the third win, climbing to pole position from 23rd at the end of the first race and 8th at the end of the second. The reigning champion’s victory has made this season’s title still hanging in the balance, with Collard, Jackson, Jordan, Plato, Tordoff and Turkington also all in the running to claim the title. Just 37 points separate

Brand’s Hatch should be a season finale to remember. 

Our Verdict

Honda Civic Type-R
Honda's new Civic Type R is powered by a 306bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine

Probably the most capable front-wheel-drive car in production today, with only limited edition specials getting close

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