Reigning BTCC champion Andrew Jordan has taken a dominant victory at Thruxton's opening race of the day.

Jordan's route to his first ever victory at the Thruxton circuit was a relatively untroubled one, however, the Pirtek man did have to fend off the feisty Mat Jackson in the opening stages of the race.

Jackson produced a superb couple of opening corners to drive clean around the outside the Honda duo of Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden at the exit of the complex.

The Airwaves man then briefly threatened Jordan for the lead but later had to give way to the charging Honda's after defending valiantly for a number of laps.

Once the Honda's dispatched the Airwaves Focus Jordan was over three-seconds up the road and able to control the pace up front - Neal ultimately leading Shedden across the line.

Jackson's fourth place ensured the top four finished in the formation in which they qualified yesterday.

Jordan's victory was ominous statement for the rest of day with his Pirtek Honda looking even stronger in race trim than it did in qualifying.

Rob Collard was again the best placed BMW at Thruxton after resisting Jason Plato's final lap crusade for fifth position.
The MG-man gradually made more of an impression on eBay Motor's car as the race progressed.

BTCC legend Alain Menu, by his 2014 standards, had a welcome uneventful opening race of the day to bring his BMR-run VW home in seventh narrowly ahead of Colin Turkington and Adam Morgan in eighth and ninth.

Sam Tordoff completed the top ten in the second MG on the tail end of the tightly packed group which was led by Collard.