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Andrew Jordan ‘genuinely excited’ ahead of Thruxton

Andrew Jordan says he is ‘genuinely excited’ about the British Touring Car Championships’ third meeting of the season at Thruxton this weekend, with the Motorbase Performance driver looking to end a winless drought.

2013 champion Jordan has not tasted victory in 51 races now, with his last win being at the mid-way point of the 2014 season at Croft.

But despite that, the 26-year-old is looking forward to racing at the Hampshire venue this weekend, which will be his third race meeting at the wheel of the team’s Ford Focus racer. Jordan has only taken one of his 14 wins in the BTCC at the circuit.

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“We had a breakthrough with the car set-up in race three at Donington and followed that up with a positive test last week so I’m feeling really upbeat about the weekend,” said Jordan, who is currently 11th in the drivers’ championship standings. “The car is on the pace, and all of the pieces are coming together; we just need everything to click into place and the results will come.

“I’m genuinely excited about this weekend. The car feels good and I love Thruxton. It’s a proper old school circuit and my favourite on the BTCC calendar by far. It’s unique in the fact that you have to be 100% committed to get the best out of the car but also look after your tyres.

“I’ve had three pole positions there in the last four years so it would be great to add to that record but three decent points finishes are the priority.”

Motorbase Team Manager Oly Collins says that with the team having taken their first win of the season last time out at Donington Park, courtesy of Mat Jackson, the team head to Thruxton with confidence.

“After collecting our first win at Donington we’re going to Thruxton with more confidence,” added Collins. “Thruxton is a circuit that the drivers always look forward to.

“Mat and Andrew as well as us as a team have enjoyed some good times there so hopefully that will continue this year. It’s a unique circuit which throws up a challenge to the engineers and drivers.”

“We’ve had a bit of a break from racing which has been used productively back at base and out testing. There’s always a lot of work going on behind the scenes to help the team achieve the best results.

“Looking at the times from the first two events I’m sure it will be another close weekend.”

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