BTCC: Fit-again Jordan ready for Knockhill return

Andrew Jordan has recovered from his Snetterton concussion and heads to Scotland's BTCC round with a new focus.

Andrew Jordan will return to British Touring Car Championship action at Knockhill next weekend, having literally been knocked out of the last round.

The reigning BTCC champion makes the trip 'north of the border' three weeks after a tough weekend at Snetterton, where a major accident in free practice landed the Pirtek Racing driver in hospital. Jordan was confirmed as suffering concussion and, although he managed to contest the first two races, he was ruled out of the third race due to the after-effects of the accident.

While his health is clearly Jordan's primary concern, the Snetterton weekend also dealt a massive blow to his hopes of retaining the title, as it will now take a massive turn-around in fortune to get back into contention, despite there being three race weekends to follow Knockhill.

While he believes his only chance of overall success is to try and win races and see how his rivals get on, Knockhill is notorious for throwing up unpredictable racing, with the Scottish weather often adding to the challenge. Heading for Scotland, Jordan lies fourth in the drivers' standings behind Colin Turkington, Gordon Shedden and Jason Plato, with a 78-point gap between the reigning champion and top spot.

“I'm fit and raring to go for Knockhill,” Jordan confirmed, “but we'll have a different approach to the weekend. For the last 18 months, the target has always been consistency and championship points, but now I can just go all out for race wins. It will be a case of going as fast as I can and trying to win races. I'm relishing the prospect of being let off the leash!”

While Jordan took the chance to grab a few days in the sun between race weekends, the Pirtek team has been busy getting his Honda Civic back in prime condition after the accident. The car was stripped down on the Monday after Snetterton and was into the paint shop less than a week later.

Tagged as: Honda , Knockhill , Andrew Jordan , Pirtek

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