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Jason Plato needed to score points against the Honda top teams but the final blaze set him back a bit.
On a very cold day in England, Andrew Jordan surprised his rivals by earning the first BTCC pole of 2013.
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Following the morning’s media day activities the track was opened up to the public for the first official test of the BTCC teams this year.
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Plato needed a victory as did Shedden at Silverstone: Plato 2, Shedden 1. Points leader Jordan has to wait for the final meeting to secure his first BTCC title.
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