Brands Hatch Grand Prix: Jordan expects the Fords to be strong at Brands

Andrew Jordan expects the Motorbase Ford to be capable of challenging at the front during the eight-way BTCC title decider at Brands Hatch.
Andrew Jordan believes his Motorbase Performance Ford Focus will be capable of challenging at the front for the Brands Hatch GP finale as the 2013 BTCC champion chases the possibility of a second title.

In the hands of Mat Jackson last season, the Motorbase Ford outfit very nearly won all three races on offer at the BTCC decider after starting finals day on pole position.

Apart from the Team Dynamics run Honda Civic Type-R, the Ford Focus ST has guided Jackson and Jordan to more race wins than any other car this season on six.

Jordan added to Motorbase's victory tally last time out with a commanding first win of his own since Thruxton during the second Silverstone race. That's helped Jordan move to within 31 points of championship leader Sam Tordoff as the year reaches its climax.

"I've really got no pressure. We've got a big lead in the independents' standings so we can go there and just rag the arse of it and see where it gets us," Jordan told

"The car should be good there [at Brands Hatch]. I really enjoy driving there. I think we'll be strong but so will the BMWs and the Hondas. It will be the usual guys up there but I think we'll be in contention."

Assessing his first season with the Motorbase Performance squad, Jordan feels it's been a positive 2016 campaign despite luck not always falling the former champion's way.

"It has been a success. I've won two races but I would have obviously liked to have won more but we've still been quick. We've been quick, consistent and won races but we just haven't had the luck.

"Everyone has got loss on points but I feel we've had a few more loses than the guys in front of us. We can't change it. The Snetterton weekend cost us but that's done now and we're still in contention.

"Sometimes you need luck and we haven't had a huge amount of it this year but that's the way it is, I'm not going to cry about it."

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Andrew Jordan (GBR) Pirtek Racing Motorbase Performance Ford Focus
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Jack Goff, Eurotech Racing, [Credit: BTCC media]
Matt Simpson, Team Dynamics, [Credit: BTCC Media]
Rob Austin, Handy Motorsport [Credit: Handy Motorsport]
Andrew Jordan, WSR Pirtek BMW [Credit:Jakob Ebrey]
Mat Jackson, Motorbase Performance, Shredded Wheat [Credit: Motorbase]
Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, Halfords Yuasa Racing [Credit: Halfords Yuasa]
Ant Whorton-Eales,, BTCC [Credit:]
Mat Jackson, Motorbase Performance, Shredded Wheat [Credit: Motorbase]
Senna Proctor, Power Maxed Racing, BTCC [Credit: BTCC media]

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