Podium close for Jordan

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It was a steep learning curve for Jordan Stilp at wet Oulton Park, but the youngster still managed to keep with the leaders to take sixth and fourth places.

Despite the poor visibility caused by the spray, Stilp put his Renault Clio seventh on the grid for both races.

But his progress was hindered in race 1 by Devon Modell, who proved a tough customer to get past.

However, Modell made a mistake on the final lap, allowing him to pass and take sixth.

He said: “The car felt good and I knew I could have pushed it more but it really wasn’t worth it.

“A few of the drivers had come off and sustained damage. I just wanted to make sure I brought the car back in one piece for the first race.”

With confidence high, Stilp had his eyes on a podium finish in race 2, and he wasn’t far off it come the chequered flag.

Jordan made a great start tucking in behind Paul Rivett and Alex Morgan.

Rivett and Stilp slipped past Morgan, and the battle continued.

With a podium in sight, Stilp launched a move up the inside of Island, but the pair touched, sending Rivett off onto the grass, while Stilp escaped unharmed in fourth.

With two laps remaining, Stilp hounded Josh Cook in third place, but he ran out of time to make a move, finishing less than a second behind the winner.

The Renault Clio Cup moves on to Croft in three weeks, with Stilp eyeing up a podium finish.