Mindful Jordan fixed on Rockingham podiums


Andrew Jordan hopes to continue his consistency during the next British Touring Car Championship encounter at Rockingham, the Eurotech driver fully focused on the championship title.

Jordan’s eyes are firmly on the prize with just three meetings still to go at Rockingham, Silverstone and Brands Hatch remaining, the 2012 Independent champion closing the series lead of fellow Honda driver Matt Neal to just six points thanks to a commanding fourth win of the season at Knockhill last time out.

The Pirtek Racing ace will again carry 36kg of penalty ballast for lying second in the points race heading to Rockinhgham, but now feels that burden will not be something worth concerning himself about having put together strong meetings with the same scenario.

“A lot can happen over the final nine races”, pondered Jordan. “I’m the only driver to have finished in the points at every race and we’ve had a podium at every race meeting so far this year.

“We’ll take 36kg of success ballast to Rockingham, but that is almost our base weight these days as we’ve had that pretty much all year. I think a lot of the fast corners will really suit us, so I think we’ll go really well.”

A podium finisher around the Corby venue in the past, including once last season, Jordan says that finding the sweet spot is the key to a good weekend around the technical Rockingham circuit.

“I like some of the corners at Rockingham. It’s about finding that balance between pushing hard and scoring points all the time.”