Andrew Jordan & Jack Goff maximising MG performance
Andrew Jordan and Jack Goff felt they got the most out their Triple Eight Racing MG6’s in qualifying yesterday and are focused on enjoying a consistent race day at Knockhill.
Battling the undulation and high kerbs, both drivers left it late in the 30-minute session to improve their lap times with Jordan finishing P8 and Goff further back in P13.
With the MG6 having never been suited to the Fife circuit, 2013 champion Jordan admitted his fastest lap was firmly on the ragged edge, with several other attempts seeing him kick up the dust as he used all of the track in pursuit of improvements.
Speaking to BTCC Crazy after qualifying, Jordan said: “I got as much as I could out of the car, there wasn’t a lot left in the tank and I was really pushing it. When I came back in even my Dad said that I was on the ragged edge. I’m actually happy with the time but because it is so close it is a bit frustrating that we are only eighth.
“This is very much a track suited to short-wheel-based cars and the MG feels very big out there. We will see what we can do in the races though and the weather is going to throw up a variable of sorts depending on what it does.
“We’ll make the best of it though and look to score some solid points and stay out of trouble.”
Off the back of his maiden win in the BTCC at Snetterton, Goff cited kerb striking as a problem throughout both practice sessions and qualifying which contributed to him not joining Jordan in the top ten.
The 24-year-old explained: “Qualifying was difficult as the track was so busy and finding track space was near impossible. That being said we never looked like being in contention, the car has never been suited around here and the MG was struggling over the kerbs.
“We were good through sectors one and three but sector two is where the lap came undone because you have to be aggressive over the kerbs and the car just didn’t settle at all. I was only a tenth of a second off Andy and yet we’re down in 13th – the time was as good as it was going to get.
“I’ve thought about starting from the pit lane in race one just to avoid the first lap as it is likely there will be carnage but it wouldn’t make sense in the long-run. The aim is to keep out of trouble, make progress and score some points.”
Article originally written on Sunday, 23 August 2015. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.