Andrew Jordan was left feeling positive after scoring his first podium in the Motorbase-run Ford Focus ST during the first Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Thruxton.
Jordan, who qualified a disappointing 8th after clocking the first and second fastest lap times in both free practice sessions, surged through to take the final spot on the podium in a chaos-strewn race that saw several championship contenders fall by the wayside.
Speaking afterwards, Jordan admitted it had been an enjoyable experience and was delighted with his first trophy for his new team.
“What a manic race! I quite enjoyed it all – we came out of it alright and I’m very happy to finish third,” smiled the 2013 champion.
“There were a lot of people taking some brave pills and very little quarter given, which made for a few worrying moments. The car felt really good and our tyres hung on well,”
“I’m feeling positive for race two, although with more weight on-board, we’ll need to focus on playing the long game for the remainder of the day.”
The second race of the afternoon gets underway at 14:32, and Jordan will be targeting a first race victory since Croft 2014 from the second row of the grid.