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Andrew Jordan ‘optimistic’ of strong home showing at Donington Park

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan is targeting a strong points haul at Donington Park this weekend after a mixed start to the season at Brands Hatch. 

The 2013 champion recorded his 58th BTCC podium in the opening race at the Kent circuit, but failed to score further points in races two and three.

Despite failing to capitalise on the pace of his WSR-run BMW 125i M Sport due to adverse weather and accident damage, the 28-year-old is hoping to climb the standings this weekend at his home track.

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“I always look forward to racing at Donington Park,” said Jordan.  “It’s the closest circuit to where I live and I can always feel fantastic local support from the fans.”

“I also have some great memories of this place, like my first BTCC pole and my two wins here.

“I’m optimistic about our chances.”

Despite the Donington Park National layout traditionally favouring front-wheel drive machinery, both Jordan’s teammates Colin Turkington and Rob Collard have won races at the Leicestershire circuit in the past couple of seasons.

Jordan currently sits 13th in the drivers standings, meaning he will carry no success ballast into this weekend.

“We showed at Brands Hatch that the Pirtek Racing BMW is a strong package but the end results didn’t reflect it,” said Jordan.

“Whilst it was good to get a podium finish, I would have liked to put more points on the board and that is something I’m aiming to put right this weekend.

“The fact we don’t have any success ballast onboard should work in our favour in qualifying and a good showing there will put us in the best possible position to fight for some silverware on race day.”

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