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.”