Jason Plato needed to score points against the Honda top teams but the final blaze set him back a bit.
Matt Neal ended his day at the fastest circuit in the UK with two victories. Defending BTCC Gordon Shedden was also a winner to give Honda the sweep at Thruxton.
On a very cold day in England, Andrew Jordan surprised his rivals by earning the first BTCC pole of 2013.
Motorbase Performance unveil their NGTC Ford Focus livery
Despite the freezing cold weather in Hampshire, United Kingdom, the drivers for the two Honda teams were able to complete their two-day testing program.
Motorbase Performance aka Redstone Racing retains Mat Jackson and Aron Smith for 2013 British Touring Car Championship fight. The duo will be racing the NGTC spec Ford Focus cars.
American racer Robb Holland set to share second Team Hard Volkswagen Passat with young driver Howard Fuller for team owner/driver Tony Gilham.
Former series champion Colin Turkington will return to the British Touring Car Championship this year with West Surrey Racing. The 2009 series champion will be behind the wheel of a BMW.
British Touring Car Championship - Unveilings, interviews and displays at the annual Autosport International Show
AmDtuning.com to start with VW Golf before the Vauxhall Astra makes its debut during the new BTCC season
The British Touring Car Championship had a tight battle this past season with Gordon Shedden taking the title. MG may not have won the Manufacturers title but they definitely made their mark in their return to the BTCC.
Tony Gilham names first driver for 2013 challenge in the British Touring Car Championship. Jack Goff won the Clio Cup title this year, and his new ride will be with Team Hard racing one of the team’s New Generation spec Vauxhall Insignias.
Ambition is key aspect for Tony Gilham. The team owner plans to enter four cars at the start of the British Touring Car season, and will later add two more.
Pat Cranham, BTCC correspondent