Andrew Jordan believes that consistency between now and the end of the season will be key in determining who of the British Touring Car Championship’s contenders secures the title, as he bids to retain the trophy.
With the mid-season break almost over, the 25-year-old heads into this weekend’s meeting at Snetterton in third place in the drivers’ championship, 28 points behind leader Colin Turkington, but on good form having won the third race of the day at Croft five weeks ago.
However, that victory came only after an incident with Fabrizio Giovanardi at the start, for which the Pirtek driver was later handed a 10-place penalty for the opening race in Norfolk. Jordan’s team appealed the decision, and as such the penalty is provisional pending review before this weekend’s action.
But the reigning champion was insisted that his and his team’s focus would not be changed, after satisfactory testing results during the summer break.
“A lot depends on the grid penalty,” said Jordan. “But it doesn’t change our approach to the weekend. We have done some testing during the break and found some improvements, so I’m very happy with that.
“Now, the championship is all about consistency. We’re only five points off our 2013 score at this point of the season. I’m really looking forward to going racing again. Our car is very good on the tyres, so we’ll be in good shape if the weather stays hot.”