Andrew Jordan has been ruled out of competing in the third British Touring Car Championship race at Snetterton on medical grounds, following advice from the series’ medical team.
The reigning champion was taken to hospital yesterday following an incident in first practice, and was forced to sit out the day’s qualifying session.
After being reassessed this morning, the 25-year-old was cleared to take part in today’s races, but after showing signs of exhaustion at the end of the second race, where he had a trip across the infield grass, the decision was taken to withdraw his entry from race three as a precaution.
After starting the day’s first race from 30th, Jordan climbed to 16th at the flag, before climbing one place overall to claim a point in the second race. He currently sits fourth in the championship on 201 points, 63 behind leader Colin Turkington.
It is only the second time in his BTCC career that Jordan has failed to start a BTCC race. The other occasion was at Brands Hatch in 2011 when Jordan failed to start the first race of the day due to a computer problem with his then Vauxhall Vectra.