Jordan Cane debuted for Douglas Motorsport and finished in 8th place in race 1, with Callan O’Keeffe just missing out on a podium place. This was to change however in race 2.
Jordan Cane, on his debut weekend, starting in pole position, was able to keep that position right up until the finish to give him an amazing win. To top it off for Douglas Motorsport O’Keeffe finished in 3rd position and challenged second place Das for much of the race. A double podium for Douglas Motorsport.
Jordan Cane after race two:
It’s amazing. We didn’t have a great day yesterday, because we knew our pace was quick in the dry, so we struggled in the wet in qualifying. I have to say thank you to the team because I only did one test for this team when they took me on, and my dad, because if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here right now.
The first five laps Cameron was really putting pressure on me, especially into turn two, so it was kind of in that phase where do I defend or not, because if you defend you’re going to compromise your run out of the exit. We just managed to keep it there, keep it consistent, minimise mistakes and the second three-quarters of the race I started to pull a bit of a gap, and I was hoping these two [Cameron Das and Callan O’Keeffe] would fight a bit more, but I managed to get there in the end.
After yesterday when we finished in P4 we just wanted to get back on the podium again, knew it would be difficult starting P5, but I got a mega start, great first lap, and then it’s very much follow the leader round here unfortunately, try to put as much pressure as I could on Cameron. He made a few mistakes, but never really gave me the opportunity, so third place is good, I think we start P6 for the next one, so I’ll just try to do the same thing and try and get two places higher this time.
I’ve been on the podium every round so far, which is a good statistic to have, but we want to be on that step [first] rather than this one. It’s coming, we know it is, but a great job to the team, we’ve got cars one and three. It shows what a good job they’re doing, so thanks to them and hopefully the roles will be reversed next time.
Race 3 saw the duo finish just outside of the podium places, Cane in 4th and O’Keeffe in 5th. With former Douglas Motorsport driver Enaam Ahmed far out in front at the top of the leaderboard, O’Keeffe’s consistency sees him in 5th place and only 22 points to 2nd place.
Rounds 10,11 and 12 take place at Silverstone on June 10th and 11th