Jason Plato needed to score points against the Honda top teams but the final blaze set him back a bit.
Pat Cranham, BTCC correspondent
On a very cold day in England, Andrew Jordan surprised his rivals by earning the first BTCC pole of 2013.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Local hero and reigning champion Gordon Shedden tops the bill as the BTCC visits Knockhill in Scotland