After a crash at Druids in the first British Touring Car Championship race at Brands Hatch all but ruined his chances of taking a second championship crown, Andrew Jordan has admitted he will help team mate Mat Jackson secure the honours, should he be able to recover from the back of the field in the next race.
Jordan cut a frustrated figure in the paddock shortly after the conclusion of Round 27, and held the incident in a pragmatic light when he spoke to TouringCars.net exclusively afterwards.
“Everyone moved out of the way, there was a car there and I hit it [at Druids], there’s no more to it.” he explained.
Despite the disappointment of not ending a resurgent season with a title tilt, Jordan admitted the pressure has now evaporated and he can focus on scoring two strong individual results to conclude his season, rather than worry about the championship permutations.
“Yeah, there’s no pressure now. We can just crack on and see what we can do in these last two races,so [we will] just try and make as much forward progress as we can and see where we get to.”
He also admitted he intends to help Motorbase Performance team-mate Mat Jackson challenge for the overall title in his stead, provided he can claw back enough ground in the middle contest from the rear of the field.
“I’m nowhere near him at the minute; I’d do well to get through to the top ten. If I’m in a position to help later on then I will, but I’m not at the minute.”
Jordan still stands in good stead to claim the Independent Drivers Championship, regardless of his race one crash.