Andrew Jordan took his fourth career win in the BTCC and his first of the season, coming out of the late-race incident between Jason Plato and Matt Neal on top and sails into the lead of the independents’ standings.
After finishing on the podium in race one, Jordan jumped into second at the start of race two, but lost a spot to Matt Neal’s works Honda later in the race, but sat and waited behind the fight between Neal and Triple Eight’s Jason Plato, with the last two coming together at Coram on lap 11, allowing Jordan into the lead and to take the win.
“It’s one of those where you’ve got to be there to get it and I could have bet money I haven’t got that would have ended in tears,” said Jordan to TouringCarTimes.
“I’m relieved more than anything to get that but hopefully we can get some more for the rest of the year. (The pace has) basically been there all year, but we just haven’t had the run of the luck. It was a good race, we were the second highest points scorers all weekend which is good for the independents’ fight as well.”
Jordan received a verbal warning from the stewards for an incident with Dave Newsham in the first race at end of the Bentley Straight. Jordan made contact with Newsham’s Vauxhall after Newsham had retaken his position, but was later found to be just over 3kg underweight and was excluded from the results.
“It was a hard fight but it’s what you get when cars are five miles an hour faster than you down the straight,” said Jordan. “We looked at my data and I braked 50 metres earlier at that point because (Newsham) cut in front in me and hit the brakes really early.”
Jordan’s second race victory was also an independents’ class win, and after engine problems for rival Rob COllard which eliminated the West Surrey Racing driver from the first two races and with Mat Jackson effectively running a test weekend with Motorbase’s new Ford Focus, Jordan pulled out a 48 point lead in the independents’ standings.