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Andrew Jordan commends Colin Turkington’s pace en route to double podium

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan applauded the pace of team-mate Colin Turkington after he doubled up at Oulton Park, while Jordan took his second consecutive British Touring Car Championship podium.

The 2013 champion finished the opening encounter third on the grid, and managed to leapfrog front-row starter Dan Cammish into turn one before setting about challenging his WSR stablemate Turkington.

He held position until the flag, telling TouringCars.Net he “can’t grumble” after what has ultimately been a highly successful weekend at the Cheshire circuit so far.

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“It’s been a very good start to the season, and a very good day so far today. Obviously I’m disappointed because you get used to the winning feeling,” said Jordan.

“Obviously second and third, but I really can’t grumble. We should be very happy with that. I think we’re up to second in the points now and Colin’s obviously leading, so so far it’s a 1-2 for BMW.”

“He just had more pace than I did, early on I could kind of run with him but I could feel I was hurting the tyres quite a lot to do that. 

“Once then he was just consistent it was just a case of just keeping the tyres on it, not making any mistakes and racking up the points.”

The result promoted Jordan up to second in the Drivers’ standings, albeit 38 points adrift of Turkington with one race to go before the halfway point of the season.

He is now keen to set about reducing that points deficit, but noted that luck may play a part later in the season – as it did for Jordan when he was forced to miss the Donington races after a heavy shunt in race one.

“I could do with the points gap coming down a bit though because he’s just nibbling it up today,” he said.

“But everyone is going to have their good and bad days and fair play to him he’s driving very well today.”

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