Motorbase Performance's Andrew Jordan has made his long awaited return to the British Touring Car Championship winners circle after passing Adam Morgan late in proceedings to win race two at Thruxton.

Jordan's first victory since Croft 2014 also marks the 2013 BTCC champion's first success with his new Motorbase Ford squad.

The Ford Focus driver shadowed the Mercedes of Morgan for the near entirety of the 12-lap race but ultimately proved too much for the WIX Racing A-Class, which was carrying a full compliment of ballast.

It was a valiant defence from Morgan, who didn't put a foot wrong having led away from pole position. At one point, the Mercedes had as many as five drivers all snapping at the heels of the race one winner.

In the end the 75-kilos of ballast meant a final step on the rostrum was his reward.

Once Jordan cleared Morgan his nearest challenger ultimately came in the shape of West Surrey Racing's Rob Collard. But the Motorbase driver was already too far up the road following his measured pass on the Mercedes.

Defending champion Gordon Shedden was a remarkable fourth despite starting from 23rd after Honda's race imploded during the first race.

Next up came the duo of BMW's made up of Jack Goff and Sam Tordoff in fifth and sixth while Eurotech Racing's Daniel Lloyd broke into the top-seven at just the second time of asking in his BTCC career.

Mat Jackson, Dan Welch and Rob Austin completed the top-ten.

 

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