Andrew Jordan: “Last Three BTCC Meetings Could Suit Us”


Andrew Jordan says that the final three Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meetings of the 2015 season are potentially Triple Eight‘s best opportunities of the season.

The Pirtek Racing MG driver topped the second free practice session of Saturday’s BTCC action at Rockingham, heading a tightly-packed session with a late effort while team-mate Jack Goff finished fourth to show MG’s pace in Corby.

The 2013 BTCC champion sits 30 points adrift of championship leader Jason Plato with nine races to go, lying fifth overall although without a win to his name so far in 2015.

Ahead of qualifying for the eighth meeting of the season, Jordan told The Checkered Flag that although the car still has improvements to make, pole position is a distinct possibility for the Triple Eight squad.

“There’s still some improvements to come, and we need those improvements to be able to stay at the front”, said Jordan.

Photo: BTCC Media
Photo: BTCC Media

“We’ll crack on with it though and make those in time for qualifying.

The MG6 GT has qualified on pole position every time it has taken to Rockingham since 2012 in qualifying, a trait Jordan feels Triple Eight can continue in 2015.

“This is going to be one of our best I think. Brands Hatch GP should be very good – Jason [Plato] was very quick here in qualifying so that’ll be helpful.”

Rockingham was also the scene of Jordan’s defining weekend of his 2013 championship-winning season, the former Eurotech Racing driver admitting that he may still have a chance to close in on the title challengers with the three circuits in question remaining.

He concluded: “I am actually amazed we’re still in contention for the championship, mainly because it’s been through being consistent. If we have a good day tomorrow then it gives a good chance to attack in the last two. I think Silverstone and Brands Hatch should be good.

“You can stay in there each time but not all the time; we need to get wins to close in that 30 points.”