A Rundown From The Second BTCC Event At Donington Park

At the last BTCC event at Brands Hatch, we saw victories from Josh Cook, Andrew Jordan and Rory Butcher. But, who managed to keep their position at Donington Park in last weekends race?

We sadly saw Andrew Jordan crash his BMW 330i M Sport after being hit in the rear by Rob Collard’s Vauxhall. Andrew was later taken to hospital where it was revealed that he had bruised his cartilage to his side. Jordan was not able to take part in the race after the accident and lost quite a few vital points in the title race. He wasn’t very happy about the crash stating,

“I had a cracking start, but when you’re in the midfield you can find yourself in amongst the idiots,” he said. “I gave Rob racing room, more than a car width, but he harpooned me in the rear and turned me around at the Old Hairpin. I was parked across the track and received a second really big hit in the door from Adam Morgan, although that wasn’t his fault.

The safety cage has done everything it’s been designed to do, and full credit to WSR and BMW for building such a very strong car. It’s just a very unfortunate and frustrating incident, because we should have had a very strong day today. It’s cost us a lot of points and I’m pretty sore and feel beaten up. There is nothing broken, just bruising of the cartilage on my side, which they’ve said is sometimes more painful than a break.

It’s a bit uncomfortable, but I plan to be back at Donington racing historics next week and we’ll restart our BTCC campaign at Thruxton.” – Source: Touring Car Times

The rest of the events that followed were fairly dramatic, to say the least. Five separate penalties were handed out by officials at the circuit with a further two set to be discussed further when the series heads to Thruxton next month for the third meeting of the year.

Winners:

Colin Turkington snatched 2 wins in his BMW after coming third at last weekends race at Brands Hatch. He was the first to reach the finish line in both race 1 and 2.

Tom Ingram, who was driving for Toyota, took first place in the last race, leaving Turkington in 9th place.

What did you think about all of the drama that unfolded in last weeks race? And who do you think will be on their best behaviour in the next race at Thruxton? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.