Andrew Jordan says that he needs to remain consistent as the second half of the 2013 BTCC season kicks off this weekend at Snetterton, but admits he is prepared to take risks if needs be.
The Eurotech Honda driver currently lies second in the championship, 19 points behind Team Dynamics’ Matt Neal as the season springs back to life at Snetterton’s 300 circuit from the recent summer break, Jordan having been one of those using the official Dunlop test during the off-time – along with father Mike Jordan and team-mate Jeff Smith – to gain some extra mileage and knowledge.
“Testing was a bit hit and miss and we tried some things that didn’t work,” commented Jordan, who was a winner here last year during a frenetic second encounter, and feels that he will be in contention for success again as this weekend.
“We tested with a lot of weight on the car and I think race two will be our strongest. Snetterton is the circuit where the success ballast hurts the most: there are so many stops and starts for very slow corners. We’ll start the weekend with 36kg of ballast so we just need to keep being consistent. We had a win at Snetterton last year.”
The Inpedendent champion of 2012 also now knows the true challenge lying ahead for both himself and the Pirtek Racing squad over the next 11 weeks, stating that although consistency remains on his mind, he is prepared to take risks now as he attempts to fight for the overall championship.
“There will be so many ups and downs for everyone over the second half of the year, so we just need to keep scoring. We’ll take risks if we need to, but right now we really need to be consistent. There is still a long way to go.”