Double Thruxton success delights Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan said he was delighted to secure a double win at Thruxton to bring himself firmly back into contention for the 2019 BTCC title.
The WSR man had lost vital ground at Donington Park after the shunt that ruled him out of race day, and left the team with plenty of repair work to do ahead of the third meeting of the year.
With no extra weight onboard, Jordan was quick from the outset when practice kicked off and qualified third on the grid, having looked secure in pole before the late red flag that saw the clock reset.
Despite that, he quickly got into second place when the lights went out in race one before taking the win when Sam Tordoff was hit with a battery issue and then doubled up with a lights-to-flag success in race two.
Although contact from Stephen Jelley prevented him from adding to his tally in race three, Jordan declared himself pleased with the weekend as a whole having moved up to ninth in the standings.
“If I said I didn’t care about race three then I’d be lying, but I can’t be disappointed after the way the first two races went,” he said. “To come here after what happened at Donington Park, be quick across Saturday and then take two wins is brilliant – particularly race two when we had extra weight in the car and had to deal with some drizzle towards the end.
“I’d say we were pretty dominant across those two races and it’s a shame that we missed out on some points in race three but that is how it goes, and the wins certainly outweigh that disappointment.
“Three wins from nine races is a good return from the season so far and we have got some momentum to take into Croft at a circuit where we should be strong.”