Eurotech Racing’s Andrew Jordan, who will start on pole position for this morning’s first race has told TouringCarTimes that he’d be disappointed with anything other than a win today.
Andrew Jordan’s Thruxton weekend did not get off to a good start with his Civic sitting out most of FP1: “It was just something with the alternator which we sorted. Touch wood that will all be ok for the race.”
The Eurotech Racing driver finished FP2 in fourth ahead of his team mate Jeff Smith in sixth. This meant that all four NGTC Honda Civics finished the session in the top six, with Gordon Shedden first and Matt Neal third.
It was a dramatic qualifying session with the threat of rain seeing most in the field keen to set a fast lap time as soon as possible. The thirty minute session was red flagged with eleven minutes to go after Jason Plato had a high speed off at Church. Gordon Shedden had been at the top of the timesheets ahead of Andrew Jordan at that point but his times were stripped for a technical infringement. This saw Jordan take over provisional pole, a position he cemented by setting a quicker time after the session restarted: “It was a good job by everyone, it was a good lap. The car was very nice to drive… well it was nice but it was still very damp so the car was oversteering a lot. We just got in with it and hopefully we can turn it into a win tomorrow.”
As to whether today’s predicted weather would have an effect on his ability to convert the result into a win, Jordan had the following to say to TouringCarTimes: “We lost free practice one so we’ve not done as much wet running as we’d like. It feels alright in the wet it feels alright in the dry so hopefully a good day tomorrow. It’s always tough from pole and every race is tough in this championship. Looking at the bigger picture if we could have a good day and come away with three good results then I’ll be happy. But I want to win, that’s what I’m going for. I’ll be disappointed with anything less.”