Andrew Jordan: “I’m Not Thinking About The Title”


Andrew Jordan said that he is not thinking about a second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title with four races to go, after claiming a second victory of the season at Silverstone.

The Motorbase Performance driver backed up a second place finish in the opening race – albeit fourth on the road – with success in the second encounter at Silverstone’s national circuit, beating Adam Morgan and Tom Ingram for his second win of 2016.

The result moves Jordan to within 29 points of championship leader, Sam Tordoff, but the Ford Focus ST driver remained quiet on his title chances.

Speaking to media including The Checkered Flag afterwards, Jordan said: “It’s tightening up. Obviously now we start eighth in this one so it will be a case of damage limitation.

“To get a win – I don’t really care what happens in race three! I knew we had the pace and potential to do it, so it was nice to see it through.

“I was just a bit concerned with the soft tyres because I was starting to have to look after them. Once the safety car came out I was just ‘head down, get gone’. We were doing our best laps towards the end of the race.

“Normally the safety car doesn’t help because the tyres cool down but they were fine cold. I didn’t make any mistakes and hit my markers.”

The victory was sealed when Jordan lunged up the inside of Ingram’s Toyota Avensis at Becketts, the Ford driver saying: “I knew I was going to do that. It was a nice move and he said he saw me coming so it wasn’t a surprise.

“I tried loosening him up a bit at Luffield to get him out the way, but it didn’t work. Then I had a good run and fired it down the inside.”

Asked if he was thinking about the championship, Jordan added: “No. We’ll see where we are at the end of the day. Anything can happen, but 29 points is within striking distance.”