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Andrew Jordan prepared for Thruxton challenge

Andrew Jordan and the Pirtek Racing team head south to Thruxton for the seventh, eighth and ninth rounds of the 2012 British Touring Car Championship.

After Brands Hatch and Donington Park, Jordan finds himself in the hunt for the outright drivers’ Championship and he is hoping that the challenging Hampshire circuit will see him return to the podium.

Jordan arrives sitting third overall, behind MG driver Jason Plato and Matt Neal in the Honda Yuasa Racing team Honda Civic. Jordan is just eight points off the Championship lead.

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“Thruxton will be a strong circuit for us,” said Andrew. “I always go well at Thruxton and the NGTC cars should go pretty well there. We’re down a bit on straight-line speed to where we want to be and that might affect us, but I think we’ll be pretty strong.”

The Hampshire circuit is known for being tough on tyres and the front wheel drive touring cars have to conserve their rubber over a race distance as the constant right turns put the front left tyre under immense strain.

Pirtek Racing team-mate Jeff Smith has also had a strong start to the season and he sits seventh in the overall Championship, having secured his career best result at Brands Hatch.

After six races, the team sit second in the HiQ Teams’ Championship while they lead the way in the Independents’ Team Trophy. Jordan leads the way in the Independent Drivers’ Championship while Smith sits fourth.

Qualifying ahead of round seven takes place on Saturday, 28 April at 15.20 while rounds seven, eight and nine of the Championship take place on Sunday, with the first race due to kick off at 11.35, round eight will get underway at 14.20 and round nine at 17.15.

The qualifying session will be shown live on on Saturday while live coverage on Sunday gets underway at 11am on ITV4. Fans can follow the results and timings online at

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