Triple Eight MG's Andrew Jordan admits he was surprised to reach the podium during race three at the Thruxton BTCC meeting after a weekend plagued with handling issues.

Two top-seven results preceded Jordan's second place finish in race three at the Hampshire circuit, which has left the MG racer just 15-points adrift of Honda's Gordon Shedden who sits on the early championship lead.

The 2013 BTCC champion was left powerless in attacking for the race three win as the Mercedes A Class of Adam Morgan simply drove away from the MG 6.

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Although the Triple Eight driver was pleased to come away from the weekend with a second place result, Jordan pointed out that he and the MG outfit should be challenging for podium finishes on a more regular basis.

"Yeah it was a good end to a frustrating weekend but we ultimately struggled," Jordan told crash.net. "It's still nice to get some silverware and we're still in the title hunt but we need more pace. We'll go away and work at it.

"I have been surprised to be off the pace but you're here to do a job so you've got to get on and make the best of what you've got. If you told me on Saturday night you'll get a podium on Sunday, I'd have been pretty surprised.

"From my point of view I want to be scoring podiums on a more regular basis but it's good to go into the break with another podium. Long season yet, a lot can happen. We'll keep working."

Jordan says the MG's lack of rear end stability meant the Thruxton ace wasn't able to utilise his usual progressive driving style through the high speed areas of the circuit.

"Handling issues have pegged us back. In qualifying it was high speed oversteer and you need stability around Thruxton," the MG driver continued.

"Some of laps you see from me are quite edgy but it's edgy in a progressive way. It's a feel thing. In qualifying the car was producing big snaps which meant you couldn't carry the speed into the corners."