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Warwickshire racing driver secures third place despite technical issues

Jordan King secured third place in the drivers' standings Photo: Dutch Photo Agency

Racing driver Jordan King from Stoneleigh in Warwickshire battled his way through technical issues to take third place in the drivers' standings in the second round of the 2012 Formula Renault Northern European Cup (NEC) at the Nürburgring.

After battling tyre-warming woes in Hockenheim, Jordan went on to take runner-up place, putting him through to the NEC in Nürburgring.

“It’s a circuit I really enjoy.

“I love the heavy-braking zones, and there’s always a great atmosphere. The goal was to come away with a couple of podium finishes and move up the championship table, and having been quick there in Formula Two, I fully expected to be on the pace right from the start.”

– Jordan King

Whilst he was there he scored the fastest time of any of the 36 contenders during practice sessions on Friday.

Although he admitted his success in the practice sessions gave him a boost, it was not an easy competition.

Jordan had to deal with break downs from electrical faults, which meant the engine kept cutting out - severely affecting his performance.

Determined this wasn't going to hold him back, Jordan eventually managed to secure himself third place, and is now looking forward to his next outing at Oschersleben.