Andrew Jordan glad to remain in title contention after ‘mad’ Silverstone races

Andrew Jordan glad to remain in title contention after ‘mad’ Silverstone races

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BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan was pleased to remain in title contention after what he described as a “mad” British Touring Car Championship weekend at Silverstone.

Jordan struggled in qualifying but recovered to tenth position in a damp-but-drying opening race, before securing a brace of eighth position finishes in what were tense races.

In the second encounter, Jordan had a heated battle with fellow title contender Dan Cammish, in which the two traded paint behind the safety car after disputing who was in front when they saw the boards on the start/finish straight.

The 2013 champion told TouringCars.Net he felt he “maximised” the results across the trio of contests despite feeling “hard done by” in certain respects.

“It was just mad really,” said Jordan. “It’s good to still be in contention because it could have gone wrong for any of us.

“So to still be there-or-there-abouts is good. We’ve maximised what we could have really.

“I feel a bit hard done by today in some areas but that’s just the way it goes.”

Jordan now heads to Brands Hatch for the title showdown as the lightest of the three main protagonists, but downplayed the importance of carrying less weight, instead focusing on enjoying what he believes could be his last BTCC weekend.

“We’re only talking 18 kilos, and with the weight of these cars now it doesn’t have a huge effect for those smaller amounts,” said Jordan.

“We’ll go to Brands, we should be strong there and fight hard until it’s over one way or another.

“I’ll do whatever I have to do to try and win it, as the others will I’m sure.

“We’ll just try to go to Brands and try to enjoy it, it might be the last time I do it.

“So I’ll try to do enjoy the experience and see where we get to.”

The season finale of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship takes place on the Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent on the 12-13 October.