Sam Tordoff praised his West Surrey Racing team after claiming a second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victory of the season in race two at Rockingham.
Having started the day 27th on the grid, the Leeds racer fought his way up to 10th place in the opening encounter, before charging to the front in the second ahead of Andrew Jordan‘s Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST.
The result means Tordoff extends his championship lead to 18 points over Matt Neal, following a race he later described as one of his ‘most enjoyable’ in BTCC to date.
“Fair play to the team because once again my engineer John made a big call with setup and it transformed the car – it was absolutely beautiful,” Tordoff told btcc.net.
“It was probably my most enjoyable race ever. I could put the car wherever I wanted and after yesterday it’s a fantastic turnaround.
“I’ve become better at parking reservations to one side and concentrating on the driving, telling the guys it would be okay. The Fords knew what was coming. Fair play to them, they knew they were in a different race to me.”
The reverse grid draw sees the top seven finishers from race two reversed, meaning that Aron Smith starts from pole position while Tordoff lines up seventh.
With title rival Neal starting second on the grid, Tordoff believes that the final encounter of the day could be abount damage limitation with six races remaining after today.
“Race three is damage limitation”, he concluded. “The hard tyre with 75kgs doesn’t bode well but we’ll take what we can get, hopefully a top 10.”