Revive! sponsored Andrew Jordan saw his hopes of being the youngest ever BTCC champion progress as he extended his lead at the top of the championship following an excellent display of driving and tactical awareness. Finishing qualifying in 10th at a circuit not suited to the Honda’s, Jason Plato took the first race with Jordan keeping out of trouble and finishing sixth.
In a great tactical move Jordan was the only one of the top 6 drivers to use soft tyres in race 2 giving him an edge and after a thrilling race was only kept in second place by some tremendous driving using all the experience that Jason Plato has.
The third race and the reverse grid saw Gordon Shedden take the chequered flag to keep his championship hopes alive with Jordan finishing 5th to keep in the points.
With the final race at Brands Hatch in 2 weeks on 13th October Jordan has extended his lead to 34 points and must be in with a great chance to win his first BTCC crown.
Championship leader Andrew Jordan said: “Coming into the weekend I had it in my head that if I left with a 15 point buffer that’d be great, and I certainly didn’t think there’d be any way we’d extend the lead so that’s a nice surprise. I’m keeping my feet on the ground – I could always get put into the gravel at Paddock Hill Bend in race one and then there’d be everything to play for again, so there’s a long way to go. I’d definitely prefer to be in my position than any of the guys behind me – I’m still going to be flat out for the last three.”
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