Andrew Jordan scored two second place finishes during Sunday's three Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park.
After a promising qualifying session which saw the young driver place fourth on the grid for sunday's opening race at the Cheshire circuit. Jordan battled through to second place after passing the BMW of Rob Collard through the Island Hairpin. Jordan then progressed to chase Honda Yuasa Racing's Matt Neal for the lead.
Jordan said: “I then gave chase after Matt and we'd got better pace because he'd got success ballast. I just couldn't find a gap. But we needed a good points' haul, so second place was good.”
In the second race of the day Jordan repeated the result, this time finishing second to Neal's team mate Gordon Shedden:
“I chased Shedden, but we had more weight by then and it hurt in the last few laps,” he said. “In the middle of the race I thought I had enough pace to have a go at him, but the last few laps hurt the front tyres a bit. But it was another good result and made two overall seconds and two Independent wins, which moved us up to fourth in the championship.”
Jordan's good fortunes disappeared in the third and final race of the day. As racing got back underway after the first safety car of the race, Collard made a lunge at Old Hall, sending Jordan wide. Unfortunately Jordan couldn't hold the car and carried too much speed onto the grass seeing his Pirtek Racing Honda Civic collide with the tyre wall.
Jordan commented: “It was quite a hard hit and it did quite a lot of damage. It was a bad end to what had been a really good day. It's frustrating, but we're still leading the Independents' Trophy.”