BTCC championship leader Andrew Jordan says today's qualifying session at Silverstone held no major surprises as the Pirtek man remains in damage limitation mode.

Jordan qualified a credible tenth during today's qualifying session on a circuit which was already cited to be a bogie circuit for the entire Honda entrant given the success ballast administered to the championship contenders.

The 24-year old said he was satisfied with the lap but admitted he would have liked to have netted a higher starting position for tomorrow.

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"Not particularly satisfied with the position but happy with the lap," Jordan told

"It was a really good lap, to be a couple of hundredths off Matt when he's carrying less ballast and to be also ahead of Shedden is a good step in achieving points for the championship.

"We're exactly where we thought we'd be so we're happy considering."

Jordan admitted than he wasn't overly shocked with the some of the names which made it into the top ten given the nature of the Silverstone of the circuit.

"I'm not surprised with some of the names who qualified higher. They have a lot of boost and this suits the nature of the circuit."

The Pirtek also believes eBay Motors' Colin Turkington will be the biggest threat to his championship lead tomorrow, a lead which he hopes remains intact by the time the field heads to Brands Hatch for the finale.

"If we can still come away in the lead of the championship we've had a good weekend because Turkington will be very strong tomorrow. If we still have a 15-point lead we've had a really good day," Jordan concluded.