Jordan’s still in title hunt

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Jordan Stilp has left himself in with a shout of Renault UK Clio Cup championship glory at the final round after two podium finishes at Rockingham.

The 20-year-old Potterspury racer sits third in the standings, with two races remaining at Brands Hatch, 40 points behind leader Mike Bushell with 50 still on offer.

Stilp, who began the race fifth on the grid at Rockingham, made a fantastic start to climb into the top three and when Whorton-Eales ran wide at Deene while trying to wrestle the lead from Bushell the 20Ten Racing driver gladly moved into second.

Sticking with the leader, Stilp began to be dropped from lap six and he and Bushell both circulated untroubled. The runner-up spot for the 20Ten racer was enough to take the Graduate win and move him into third in the outright championship.

“To be honest, we knew we didn’t really have the pace as we missed a lot of testing yesterday with a damper problem”, said Stilp, “This is a good result, good for the team too.”

Race two saw the fight for second between Stilp and WDE Motorsport’s Paul Rivett was again entertaining early on with the 20Ten Racing driver working hard to keep the multiple champion at bay.

On lap four at Chapman Curve, though, Rivett made his way past with a great move as Stilp had to settle for third.

He said: “It was obviously great having a second place yesterday, we tried a bit harder to get the next step up today but still happy to get another two podiums for the championship.”