Jordan's first pole position

The weekend of the 15th to the 17th of April saw Jordan compete in the second round of the Victorian State Championships which was held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. After a successful test day, 1 week ago at Winton, Jordan was confident of a good result. We were able to squeeze in 4 practice sessions on the Friday of the event which was great as Jordan had only ever done a handful of laps at this track before this event.

Qualifying was held on Saturday morning and at the completion Jordan was able to score his maiden Championship pole position, albeit only by 2/100ths of a second.

Race 1 for the weekend was held on Saturday afternoon and after a reasonable start we were leading the pack on the first lap before we made a small error in the turn 3 braking area and ran wide. This allowed a number of cars to pass us, but we rejoined the race in 12th position and pushed on to finish 9th.

That put us on grid 9 for the second race which was held on Sunday morning. After making a few changes to the car overnight Jordan was able to drive his way up to fourth position by the end of the race.

For Sunday afternoon's race we lined up fourth on the grid, confident that we had the pace to challenge for the lead. Unfortunately the safety car was deployed for an incident on the first lap. This meant that our 10 lap race was cut back to 7 laps. With the safety car on the track for 3 of them meant that we only had 4 actually racing laps to move up from 4th position at the rolling restart. We were able to clear 3rd and 2nd places in the first 2 laps after the restart which left us just 2 laps to chase down the leader. After 2 good laps in which Jordan also set the fastest race lap of the weekend we managed to just get on the leaders tail by the chequered flag. All in all a great weekend which saw our first pole position, fastest race lap, second overall for the round and move up to second in the Championship.

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