Andrew Jordan: “I had no where to go”

Andrew Jordan says he had no chance of avoiding the incident in race one which saw Will Burns and Rob Collard hospitalised.

Jordan found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time on lap 14 of the Silverstone opener where Burns impacted the rear of Collard’s car after the BMW driver skated across the grass at Copse, returning to the circuit in the path of the midfield.

Making contact to the rear of Burns’ Volkswagen CC, Jordan would be forced to limp back to the pit lane with front right damage.

With both Collard and Burns ruled out of competing for the rest of the day, the West Surrey Racing driver was left to question the spatial awareness of some drivers.

“Some drivers have no spacial awareness,” Jordan told BTCC Crazy. “I lost count how many times I got hit in that race. One lap I was on the cusp of the top ten and then suddenly I got a whack from behind and I was outside the top 20.

“You’re just waiting for a shunt at the moment! Drivers need to be more aware of what is around them.

“I saw Rob exit the circuit with broken suspension but didn’t know he was going to return back on the circuit until it was too late. It is just another needless accident.”

With under an hour to go before the next race, the 2013 champion said he was confident his car will be repaired in time.

He said: “The guys are working hard and we should be out. We now need to fight back and try salvage something from the day.”

Race two is scheduled to start at 14:32.

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