Andrew Jordan is aiming to extend his current run of form and improve his position in the British Touring Car Championship standings during the triple-header at Croft tomorrow [24th June].
The BMW Pirtek Racing driver came closest to preventing a Team BMR Subaru front-row lockout, but ultimate finished 0.173 seconds adrift of pole-sitter Ash Sutton and his team-mate Jason Plato.
2013 champion Jordan currently sits just over 30 points behind WSR team-mate Colin Turkington at the summit of the standings, and with three strong finishes could move himself firmly back into title contention.
The 2.1 mile Yorkshire circuit is a notoriously happy hunting ground for Jordan’s rear-wheel drive BMW 125i M Sport, and with the majority of his title rivals in the midfield after a tough session a better opportunity to close the deficit could prove few and far between.
Speaking after the session, Jordan says the focus remains on maintaining his recent form, and he expects a feisty contest with the BMR pairing of Sutton and Plato.
“I’m really happy with that. It puts us in a strong position to score some good points tomorrow, and hopefully we can come out of this weekend in good shape championship-wise,” said Jordan.
“I think we all expected the Subarus to be fast here, and I’m sure both Ash [Sutton] and Jason [Plato] will be feisty in the races.
“I’ll try to keep my nose clean and get stuck into when I need to.
“I’ve finished inside the top six in each of the last six races, which to me is a championship-challenging performance. I’m feeling good and I’ve got some momentum behind me, so now we need to keep that momentum going.”