Home ground next for John Guest
Their home track of Donington Park is the next destination for Mike and Andrew Jordan for this weekend's (3/4 May) races in the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship.Rounds seven, eight and nine of the 2008 BTCC will feature within the John Guest Trophy Raceday, so the Jordans are determined to run strongly at the race meeting bearing the name of the team's major sponsor.The season started very well for Mike (50) and Andrew (18) as they teamed up in the pair of Honda Integras from John Guest Racing at Brands Hatch for the opening weekend of the season. While Mike came very close to claiming a podium finish, Andrew showed his potential by scoring a strong ninth place in the third race.However, the most recent weekend at Rockingham was a character-building weekend, which included a very rare engine failure on Mike's car and gearbox problems for Andrew. "The team worked brilliantly at Rockingham. The problems with my car centred on a very, very rare engine failure," said Mike. But a mighty effort from the team got the engine and gearbox changed in time for the second race, only to be hit by gearbox problems. A top 10 finish in the soaking wet third race proved some consolation at the end of a tough day. But that's in the past and now comes Donington, the team's home track and one of the favourite circuits for both drivers."Donington has always been a good circuit for me; one of the best, and I love going there to race. It is one of my favourite tracks on the BTCC schedule," says Mike. "The corners flow really well, so the brakes aren't working too hard. But I make up to 26 gear changes per lap at Donington, so it's always a busy lap!"Meanwhile, having been unable to show his growing pace at Rockingham, Andrew is determined to get back into action at Donington and repeat the form that he showed when making such a strong BTCC debut at Brands Hatch.After qualifying at Donington on Saturday, the first of three BTCC races will start at 11.10am on Sunday. All of the action will be screened live on ITV4, with a programme running from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, with live coverage of the second and third races of the day.