Andrew Jordan and Tom Ingram have topped a practice session apiece so far today at Thruxton, and btcc.net caught up with the pair ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying session…
Andrew Jordan said:
“I think the ultimate pace is there; we did a long run in FP2, and the drop-off in terms of tyre performance felt really good so I’m very happy in that respect looking to the races. If we can string it all together and I keep driving the way I am, I think pole position is definitely on the cards. I’m feeling the most comfortable yet in the Focus and the most encouraging aspect is that we rolled off the truck here and were in the ballpark straightaway.”
Tom Ingram said:
“The car feels good, although I think it’s fair to say nobody has shown their true hand yet. We did a little bit of qualifying prep at the beginning of FP2, and then focused on a race run for the remainder of the session. Our qualifying simulation was by no means perfect and I would like to think there’s at least another half-a-second in the car and that we can be in the fight for pole – we will certainly give it our best shot!
“We’ve come into this weekend with a different mindset; instead of going all-out for wins, we need to be targeting consistent points finishes across all three races, because we are far lower down the championship standings than we should be.”