Defending BTCC champion Andrew Jordan topped the timesheets by just one-thousandth of a second ahead of Honda's Gordon Shedden at the final pre-season at Donington Park.

Jordan completed a total of 35 laps in his Pirtek Racing Honda Civic while posting a 1 minute 11.087 second lap to end the final test on top.

Shedden's near identical time in the new Civic Tourer came before the 2012 champion's running was cut short following an off in gravel which prompted a red flag.

1997 BTCC champion Alain Menu issued a warning signal to his rivals by posting the third quickest time of the day just over a tenth off the pace in his BMC run VW CC.

Wix Racing's new A-Class machine hit the pace immediately with Adam Morgan placing the Mercedes in fourth just ahead of MG's Sam Tordoff, who completed 59 laps, in fifth.

Matt Neal could only manage 8 laps in the Civic Tourer but ended the Donington running in sixth only three-tenths off the ultimate pace with Aron Smith's VW CC lurking just behind in seventh.

eBay Racing duo Colin Turkington and Rob Collard notched up a respectable 90 laps between them as the BMW pairing ended their pre-season in eighth and ninth.

BTCC rookie Tom Ingram proved his capability as the current Ginetta Supercup champion completed the top ten just over a second shy of Jordan's front running time.

Former double BTCC-champion Fabrizio Giovanardi completed the day twelfth in his Motorbase Ford.

MG's Jason Plato languished down in 22nd with the former double champion unable to complete any representative running.



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