Andrew Jordan reckons BTCC title defence now over
|By Kevin Turner||Monday, August 25th 2014, 10:33 GMT|
Reigning British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan believes he can no longer win the 2014 title after a difficult Knockhill round.
The Eurotech Honda driver suffered a troubled round at Snetterton earlier in August, scoring just one point across the weekend, and retired in the first Knockhill race after a clash with Gordon Shedden's Honda Civic Tourer.
Although he came through to fifth in the reversed-grid finale, Jordan is now fifth in the standings, 92 points behind leader Colin Turkington.
"The championship's gone," Jordan told AUTOSPORT. "As long as it's mathematically possible we won't give up, but I think it's too far."
Jordan took points in every race bar one on his way to the 2013 title, but has non-scored in three of the last six races and last claimed a podium when he won at Croft before the mid-season break.
"Sometimes it goes your way," said Jordan. "Last year we had things happen and got away with them, this year we haven't.
"It's now just about winning races and getting podiums."