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Jordan pleased to open account

20 April 2011

After a tough start to 2011 at Brands Hatch, Andrew Jordan bounced back in style at Donington Park to take his first Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship win of the year.

The Pirtek Racing driver was on fine form in his home event at the wheel of his NGTC-powered Vauxhall Vectra, qualifying on the second row of the grid before battling to a second place finish in the first race of the weekend.

Jordan then jumped into the lead of race two at the start and was able to see off the challenge of James Nash to take his first win of the year and he then added a second place finish in race three – making him the highest scorer over the course of the meeting.

“I could see that Matt Neal was hurting his tyres a lot in race one and so were we,” he said. “About four laps from the end I picked up a vibration and I started taking it very easy.

“We changed the car set-up a little bit for race two and it was mint. It stayed better for longer and there wasn't a chance in that race to slow down because Nash was right on it. The one thing I really wanted to do was win from the front, and not from a reverse grid, and win with success ballast on the car. So that was pretty special.

“In the third race we just wanted to get a finish and we knew it would all happen on the first lap. I was just very careful and picked my way through. To get second from ninth on the grid carrying 45kg of success ballast was fantastic.”


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