Eurotech Racing’s Andrew Jordan has lost ground in the independents’ battle after a second lap collision with MG’s Andy Neate put him out of the race.
Jordan, racing the same Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC)-spec car as the works Hondas of Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden, had qualified in 11th place ahead of Neate’s MG, but the two came together at Becketts on lap two, which left Jordan’s Honda stranded in the gravel and Neate at the back of the pack.
“I got Andy Neated, as many people down the grid have,” said Jordan to TouringCarTimes. “He hit me in the left-rear through the entry into Becketts and just turned me into the gravel. It’s what you come to expect from him, but today was just about driving around for us and getting points and he still screws it for us.”
“With the boost the way it is here, it was always going to happen like that. You get put towards people as bad as Andy Neate and accidents happen like that. It’s all about trying to keep your nose clean, which is exactly what we wanted to do.”
Andy Neate has been given a £500 fine by the stewards for the incident and a points endorsement on his racing licence for the contact.