The Pirtek Racing driver and reigning BTCC champion won the opening race of the season, then followed that up with a repeat performance in race two, despite carrying 45kg of success ballast on his Honda Civic. Although he struggled to 13th place in the third and final race of the day, Jordan has surged to the head of the standings.
In race one of the Autocar-supported championship, the Honda Civic ace made full use of pole position to lead MG's Jason Plato and the BMW of Colin Turkington on the charge to Paddock Hill Bend for the first time. Jordan had a huge scare when his car snapped sideways through the right-hand corner, but he gathered up the moment and retained his narrow advantage over Plato.
That was about as close as it got at the front; Plato paid close attention to the rear of Jordan's Civic as they came up to lap backmarkers, but Jordan remained composed and clinched a lights-to-chequered-flag victory.
Behind the top two, Turkington began to struggle with wayward handling, making him easy prey for Matt Neal and his Honda Yuasa Racing team-mate, Gordon Shedden. It was a promising debut for the new Honda Civic Tourer, which became the first estate-bodied car to claim a podium place in a BTCC race. Before the race's end, Turkington also got swallowed up by an impressive Rob Austin (Audi), Rob Collard (BMW) and Aron Smith (Volkswagen).
Jordan's victory in race one meant he lined up on pole position for the second encounter, albeit with a substantial amount of success ballast strapped into the rear of his Civic. Plato's hopes of outdragging the heavily laden Honda away from the start were scupped by a software issue which stranded his MG 6 on the grid.