Andrew Jordan says his performance at Donington Park was about ‘looking at the big picture’ after closing the gap to championship leader Jason Plato to just six points.
The Pirtek Racing driver more than matched the pace of the two works’ Hondas, qualifying third – though he reckons it should have been pole – before finishing second in race one and winning race two.
He was only 14th in the third race after making an impromptu pit stop to clear grass from the front of the car, a result of an opening lap trip across the infield at the Craner Curves.
“The guys have worked very hard and things are going really well for us at the moment,” said Jordan. “Consistency is the key and you’ve got to keep focussed on the big picture.
“The car was fantastic [in race one]. To run with 36kg and get as close to Gordon as that was amazing. Even with our weight we caught him towards the end but couldn’t really make a gap anywhere.”
After shadowing the defending champion throughout the opener Jordan took control in race two, passing the Scot at Redgate and taking a convincing victory.
“That was the best race I’ve ever driven,” he enthused afterwards. “I had to do quite a big move on Shedden into Redgate. Then he and Plato were battling and that allowed me to go clear but still look after my tyres in case Plato got clear. The car was superb.
“I wanted to get a top six [in race three], which I think was on the cards. But we still managed to close the gap to Plato to just five points.”