Andrew Jordan hopes that his Thruxton victory is the first of many more for Motorbase Performance in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The 2013 BTCC champion sealed a classy triumph in the second encounter of the day at the high-speed Hampshire circuit, grabbing the lead at Allard from Adam Morgan on lap 11 of a shortened 12-lap race.
His first since 2014’s visit to Croft circuit, Jordan moved himself 11 points shy of the series lead in sixth spot in the championship, following a win which he felt had been long overdue.
“I’m back”, Jordan told The Checkered Flag after a first win for Ford. “It’s nice, but I knew it would happen. It was just a case of getting the timing right and I knew that I had the tools there to do the job.
“Relief! Really relieved to get that win as I know how many people have been reminding me of the last time I did, so now we can go and pull the pin.”
Asked on whether the win will spark more success in 2016, Jordan said: “I think so. I haven’t done anything differently in that race to what I have in the other races this season to be honest.
“I’m just really, really happy and I can’t say enough for the team and David [Bartrum] and Oly [Collins] who run it because they’ve made me feel so welcome. 100% I see my long-term future being here.
“I always go well at Thruxton. I think we’ve turned a corner from Donington, we had a good test here too so I knew we’d be strong.”
Jordan starts race three of the day at Thruxton from ninth on the grid, but remained wary of the pace of West Surrey Racing over the race distance at a circuit notoriously very hard on tyres.
“Rob [Collard] was strong coming into the Complex, but I know I had him covered out the back”, Jordan said of his race two battle. “It was a bit to and fro so I’m glad there weren’t as many laps left because Rob’s a bit of a racer, plus the rear-wheel drive cars look after their tyres well.”