Andrew Jordan and the Pirtek Racing team head to Oulton Park this weekend, 9/10 June, looking to get their British Touring Car Championship title challenge back on track.
The Cheshire circuit is a drivers’ and fans’ favourite, with the circuit being a real challenge of blind corners, elevation changes and fast flowing corners. Jordan believes that the circuit is the type of circuit for him to get his Championship challenge back on track.
The opening six races at Brands Hatch and Donington Park saw Jordan secure two podium finishes and four other top six finishes, Thruxton went wrong after a first corner accident in the first race.
“We’ll go there with no success ballast, which is really good because Oulton is probably the circuit where the extra weight hurts the most,” explains Jordan, who had been on Pole at Thruxton.
“I think we should be pretty strong at Oulton Park. I like the track with the undulations and quick corners like Druids and it should stand us in quite good stead. We need to go there and get back on track.”
In the break between Thruxton and Oulton Park, Jordan and the Pirtek Racing team have re-prepared the #77 NGTC Honda Civic and been out testing ahead of two race weekends in June.
“There were a lot of things we wanted to try and I think we’re only scratching the surface with this car,” added Jordan.
Qualifying ahead of round ten of the 2012 British Touring Car Championship gets underway at 14.50 Saturday, round ten starts at 12.20 on Sunday, 10 June with round 11 due to start at 14.30 and round twelve at 17.15.
Saturday’s qualifying session will be shown live on itv.com while the three races on Sunday will be shown on ITV4 from 11am until 4pm with the third race on at 8pm until 10pm.