Donington Park: Jordan: Motorbase Ford in the 'ballpark' after FP1

Motorbase Performance's Andrew Jordan was left satisfied following his seventh place effort during a truncated first BTCC practice at Donington Park.
Motorbase Performance's Andrew Jordan is confident his Ford Focus is around the 'ballpark' of where he needs to be following a truncated opening British Touring Car Championship practice at Donington Park.

The 2013 BTCC champion produced the seventh quickest effort of the 40 minute morning running, just over 0.7's shy of Josh Cook's table topping lap.

With the threat of rain still lingering in the air, the initial damp conditions of the opening session might not have painted a true picture of the running order.

Nevertheless, Jordan admitted he isn't concerned over what the weather could potentially have in store over the weekend.

"It was a pretty straightforward start. It was in damp in places early on but I think we're in the ballpark. Towards the end it wasn't really damp, there was just a lot of mud on the road at turn one. The track wasn't at its best but the car feels like pretty much where it should be," Jordan told

"I don't mind what the weather does. I'll just drive as quickly as I can whatever the conditions are. It's probably a bit easier for everyone if it's dry because you know what you've got. Whereas in the wet you've got to try different things and assess the conditions."

Jordan enjoyed a positive start to his tenure with Motorbase at Brands Hatch, leaving the former champion encouraged by the performance in which his Ford Focus has at its disposal.

"The pace ultimately is there from Brands Hatch. We just need to try different things to find that little bit extra. We'll see what the weather's going to do today. Because that's probably going to play a key role today."

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