Sam Tordoff: “Whatever happens now we’ve had a good haul of points”

Team GardX Racing’s Sam Tordoff says regardless of the result in race three of the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone, he has enjoyed a good weekend with a win and a podium.

The Leeds racer converted his pole position to a race one victory from Motorbase stable-mate Tom Chilton, and managed to hold on to third position by less than a tenth of a second from Ricky Collard.

Tordoff told TouringCars.Net he felt he had got the best result he could out of the car, and admits he would most likely have lost out to Ricky Collard if the race had been one lap longer.

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“I think we were in a different race to those around us with 75 kilos on but we did the best job we could,” said Tordoff.

“In hindsight that was probably the best it was going to be. But not many people can drive with 75 kilos on and still finish on the podium and I think that’s probably the first time I’ve done it to be honest.

“So we can be happy with that – I think one more lap and we would have been fourth!

“I knew it was the last lap obviously so I was just trying not to make a mistake. And I knew Ricky was close and I was struggling all the time so I was willing the laps down!”

For race three, Tordoff will carry 57kg of success ballast compounded with running the hard tyre, which he feels will make the final contest very difficult.

“I’m dreading it on the hard tyre and all that weight – it’s going to be tricky.

“But we’ve all got to do it at some point, and to be honest whatever happens now we’ve had a good haul of points.”

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