2009 British Touring Car champion stuns his rivals with a record breaking qualifying run to hand eBay Motors team their maiden pole position in their brand new BMW 1 series.
Jason Plato needed to score points against the Honda top teams but the final blaze set him back a bit.
Thruxton the next stop for UK's premier motor sport series. The BTCC teams prepare for their third event of 2013.
The 2012 British Touring Car champion stun the crowd with a final burst of power to earn the Donington pole.
On a very cold day in England, Andrew Jordan surprised his rivals by earning the first BTCC pole of 2013.
Bumper BTCC grid gears up for season opener
This weekend will see one of the most eagerly awaited seasons in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championships get under way around the 1.2mile Indy circuit at Brands Hatch.
Pirtek Racing leads the way ahead of Jason Plato and Gordon Shedden
Thirty-two cars confirmed for this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
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.
Pat Cranham, BTCC Correspondent