After a close second British Touring Car Championship race at Rockingham, Andrew Jordan admitted he was pleased to come away with second, his first podium finish since Thruxton.
Jordan made a lightning start from 7th in the Ford Focus ST and, after dispensing with defending champion Gordon Shedden, began to hassle Motorbase team-mate Mat Jackson for the race lead.
However, the Kent-based team’s stranglehold at the front didn’t last for long, as the WSR duo of Sam Tordoff and Rob Collard clawed their way back into contention for victory and made it a four way fight for victory.
With Motorbase Performance currently sitting at the top of the Independent Teams Championship, and with Jordan and Jackson sitting first and second respectively in the Independent Drivers category, Jordan admitted the team elected to play it conservatively and take home as many points as possible.
“We thought there might be a win on with Mat (Jackson) on more weight,” said Jordan.
“I could see him struggling and with Sam’s (Tordoff) pace, I didn’t fight it too much. We had the call to make the right decision and play nicely. We’re clever boys and we know we don’t need to be fighting too hard.”
He also pointed to Jackson’s efforts in the overall championship as a reason not to fight the issue too hard.
“Mat’s fighting for championship points and it’s a good result really for the team and our sponsors. Up until a couple of laps from the end I was eking out time on Rob (Collard) but he made it really close right at the end.” he explained.
The final race of the weekend gets underway at 16:40, and Jordan will start the contest from 6th, whilst Aron Smith will line up in pole position in the Volkswagen CC.