Eurotech Racing’s strong start to the season at the opening round of the 2012 British Touring Car Championship saw them take the lead in the independent driver’s and overall teams’ championships. It is form that they are looking to take into the next round of the Championship, to be held at Donington Park this weekend.
Andrew Jordan is particularly looking forward to racing at his home circuit after scoring two seconds and a sixth in his new NGTC Honda Civic at the season opener at Brands Hatch. This performance currently sees him in the lead of the independent driver’s championship and third to Jason Plato and Matt Neal in the overall driver’s championship.
It is a position that Jordan is happy to be in: “To be leading three of the five championships and also be just a few points off the lead of the driver’s championship is a great start. In a way we’ve probably come of age a bit over the winter and I think that was reflected in how the way the whole team operated at Brands Hatch.”
Jordan’s team mate Jeff Smith also put in a strong performance in the opening round to take three top ten finishes from the three races, including a career-best finish of fourth in race three. Smith currently sits fourth in the independent driver’s championship and sixth in the overall championship as a result.
Eurotech Racing lead the overall teams’ championship going into this weekend’s round, with a 12 point advantage over second-placed West Surrey Racing.
The current independent driver’s championship leader is looking forward to Donington: “Donington is my home track and I had a very good weekend there last year. It’s a very strong track for us and I’m going there with the aim of getting a win. We had a great weekend at Brands and I want to build on that at Donington. We’ve still got a little bit to go to get the set-up perfect, but the Honda should suit Donington’s fast, flowing corners. I really enjoyed Brands and now I’m looking forward to Donington.”