Jordan and Pirtek Racing battle forward at Silverstone‏ BTCC

A top six finish in the all-action final race of the day capped a strong day’s racing for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing at Silverstone during rounds 25, 26 and 27 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship on Sunday (28 September).At a track where the Honda Civic was always going to struggle for speed, Andrew started 16th on the grid for race one. However, with steely determination and some great race craft he was able to work his way up to finally finish sixth in the third race. It was the best result that the Honda was likely to score at a track where power is all-important and Andrew was pleased to have been the fastest Honda all weekend in front of a crowd of 32,000 fans.“In qualifying we made the best of a bad situation,” said Andrew after a qualifying session where he was just half a second away from the pole position time. But the current BTCC is so competitive that it meant 16 places on the grid.“To go from 16th on the grid to tenth, then eighth and then sixth in the three races was as much as we could have hoped for,” he said. “We improved the car through the weekend and it was pretty good by the last race. My aim was to be the quickest Honda and we’ve done that, so we’ve got to be happy with that. But it is frustrating to come racing and fight with one arm behind your back. But that’s the way it is, for this year at least.”The third race of the day was one of the best of the BTCC season so far and Andrew was of six BTCC champions embroiled in a furious battle for third place that dominated the live TV coverage. “There was some very good racing going on, and I got some good moves,” he said after chasing Jason Plato and Alain Menu over the finish line. “We’ve done as well as we could with what we have and I don’t think we could have done any better. I’m satisfied with what we did at Silverstone: I don’t think there is much more we could have done.”