Andrew Jordan and the Pirtek Racing team are ready to hit the track as the British Touring Car Championship resumes from its seven week summer break at the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk.
Jordan heads to Norfolk fourth overall in the drivers’ Championship, holding the lead of the Independents’ while the team arrive in Norfolk a close second in the Independents’ Teams Championship. Jordan however realises that if he is to get back into contention during the second half of the season, he has to start claiming the top points.
“We need to start scoring higher,” explains Jordan. “It’s good to be consistent, but we need to be getting wins and seconds. The pace is there: we’ve just got to put it all together. The car was already very good now, but there were still a lot of things we wanted to try in the summer break.”
The seven week summer break hasn’t seen the team standing still – they have been out testing, looking for the improvements to help them push on. Some of the testing focus has been on race pace; their qualifying pace has been proven as Jordan is the only driver to have lined up inside the top four in each of the five weekends’ to date.
Jordan now can’t wait to get back out on track for rounds 16, 17 and 18, at the Snetterton 300 circuit.
“It was good to go into the summer break in good shape and I’m really looking forward to the second half of the season. A lot of the corners at Snetterton should really suit the NGTC cars, so I think we’ll be strong from now on in,” concluded the #77 NGTC Honda Civic driver.