No way I can win title, admits Jordan

No way I can win title, admits Jordan

9 August 2011 – Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan has all but given up hope of being able to secure the overall BTCC title this year, admitting that the highest placed drivers are now too far ahead. The 22-year-old is sitting sixth in the championship standings after six rounds, 45 points (three wins) adrift of current leader Gordon Shedden.

"There’s no way I can get back into the overall championship fight but in the Independent standings we’re still there or thereabouts," Jordan told the official BTCC website. "What we need is for Nash and Jackson have some non-finishes.

"Of course it was frustrating seeing Nash and 888 Racing stealing a march on us, but it’s been the same for them when we’ve had strong results. It’s just frustrating having a bad weekend, regardless of what everyone else is doing. But we can’t dwell on it."

When talking about his challenging weekend at Snetterton, Jordan commented: "We don’t know where it all went wrong, but my engineers are currently in the workshop stripping the car down because we seemed to have an engine problem.

"Compared to the other Vauxhalls we were up to 3mph (4.8km/h) down throughout the weekend. But what the speed traps don’t show is how long it takes to reach that top speed. Nash and I have been within a tenth of each other in previous rounds and there was a six tenths difference at Snetterton."

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