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Andrew Jordan inherits victory in strong Knockhill weekend

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Andrew Jordan celebrated victory for the first time in 2018 when the BMW Pirtek Racing driver was handed victory following the exclusion of the drivers in first and second after race two at Knockhill.

AJ’s pace for most of the weekend was strong. However, the weather conditions seemed to keep him either outside of the podium positions or just in third.

The tight and unpredictable Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship made even more so due to the rain.

Incredibly quick in practice, Andrew rued his missed pole opportunity when he qualified in third. With the awful weather forecasted on Sunday, he wasn’t too optimistic of his chances.

Despite the conditions, Andrew drove well as others fell off the circuit around him to finish in fourth in race one. He then followed up this with third in race two, his forth podium finish of the season so far.

But, when both Ashley Sutton and Tom Ingram who finished in first and second were excluded due to technical infringements. Andrew Jordan inherited his first victory in almost a year. If he were to have waited a day, it would have been exactly a year since his last victory at Rockingham in 2017.

This strong, damp and miserable weekend was capped off with another podium finish in race three as third was the prize for another consistent drive. Andrew needn’t have worried about the conditions after all.

With two race weekends left to run, Andrew now lies in fourth of the drivers standings only sixteen points behind Ingram in second.

Jordan highlighted the positivity that a weekend like this brings,

“It’s been a great weekend and one that went better than I expected considering the rain on race day.

“The team did a mega job with the car to deal with the conditions and from the very start of race one, we had a car that was in the window and that I could attack with.

“To come away with a fourth, a third and a win is a job well done and whilst it isn’t the way that I wanted to take my first victory of the year, I’m not going to turn it down.

“At the end of the day, our car was within the rules and for whatever reason, the two in front weren’t – and a win is a win regardless of how it arrives.

“We’ve picked up some really good points that have allowed us to jump up the standings but I haven’t really been thinking about that, and the big positive for me is that we have been near the top of the times in every session.

“The pace we have shown has been reflected in the results, which hasn’t always been the case this season.”

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