BTCC »

Rockingham Motor Speedway: Jordan: It doesn’t get much better

Andrew Jordan establishes a 30 point lead in the BTCC standings after his best weekend in the series to date at Rockingham
Andrew Jordan admitted that his Rockingham weekend couldn't have gone much better after storming into the lead of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The Pirtek Racing man went into the weekend sitting second in the championship standings to Matt Neal, but enjoyed his best outing in the season to date as he picked up a double win at the wheel of his Honda Civic.

Jordan qualified fourth but made the most of challenging conditions to secure a storming win in race one, jumping into the lead at the start and then staying out front throughout.

Although he slipped back to eighth in race two, the reverse grid draw put Jordan at the front for race three and he duly took advantage with his sixth win of the season ensuring he took a 30 point lead away from the Corby circuit.

“To go into the weekend six points behind and go out 30 points ahead: it doesn't get much better than that,” he said. “I got an awesome start from P4 in the first race, which was wet. I just got my head down and pulled away and the car was so good.

“In race two it was still damp and looked like it was going to rain again and we only went about half-way on set-up: we should have gone to a full dry set-up and we struggled as a result. But Matt Neal was out of the race and so we were then 19 points in front of Gordon Shedden.

“I can look after the soft tyres very well and our car was really good on the softs in race three. Sam Tordoff was looking really racey at the start, but I could tell he was using his tyres a lot and it would only be a matter of time before he'd start dropping back. Then it was a case of keeping it consistent: still pressing on because I didn't want to break the rhythm and it was only on the last lap that I really backed off.

“It's been a fantastic weekend: the first time I've scored two wins in one day. It was a really important weekend and the team has done a great job.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Andrew Jordan (GBR) Pirtek Racing Honda Civic
Andrew Jordan (GBR) Pirtek Racing Honda Civic
Andrew Jordan (GBR) Pirtek Racing Honda Civic
Andrew Jordan (GBR) Pirtek Racing Honda Civic
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.