Pat Cranham, BTCC correspondent
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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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.
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.
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Pat Cranham, BTCC Correspondent
The championship is on the line at the BTCC season finale, and five drivers are in a very tight points fight.
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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For race 3 the maths are simple for Jordan, finish inside the top 8 and the championship will be his for the first time.
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Matt Neal can thank the rain that finally did arrive to soak the Croft circuit in the final BTCC race this weekend. His Honda performed to his liking despite the tricky conditions.
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