Andrew Jordan breaks into top 300 following Snetterton success
Andrew Jordan broke into the Castrol EDGE Rankings top 300 following success in all three British Touring Car races at Snetterton.
The Eurotech Vauxhall man backed up a podium in the opening race by claiming victory in a wild finish to the second contest, slipping by the quarrelling Jason Plato and Matt Neal.
He added to that sequence by finishing fifth in the reverse-grid third race, giving him the second highest points total of the weekend behind only Plato.
Jordan fared even better in the Rankings, prevailing over Plato and almost the entire BTCC field as his success resulted in massive gains.
Boosted particularly by his victory, the 23-year-old Briton moved up 35 spots to 300th. It is his highest ever ranking, and the first time he has ever broken into the top 300.
Slightly further down the order, Frank Wrathall almost pulled off a similar feat and broke into the top 400 for the first time.
The 25-year-old finished runner-up to Jason Plato in the opening contest, and then came home fifth and eighth in races two and three respectively.
That was enough to send him rocketing 61 spots to an all-time high of 402nd.
Matt Neal (194) and Tom Onslow-Cole (364) were the only other men to gain ground in the top BTCC order, as several frontrunners lost ground.
Plato was among them, sliding two spots to 176th despite leaving Snetterton with one victory, one podium and a fourth.
Gordon Shedden’s fall was even heavier, as he slipped 18 places 234th, his lowest Ranking in two months.
His weekend began in beleaguered fashion as a fire and electrical problems blighted his practice, and while he fought back admirably – claiming a top eight finish in race one and podiums in the subsequent two contests – he was unable to prevent a fall down the order.
He also dropped away slightly in the championship, surrendering seven points to team-mate and current leader Matt Neal.