Andrew Jordan ‘can’t wait’ to return to Rockingham

Andrew Jordan ‘can’t wait’ to return to Rockingham

Andrew Jordan
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BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan is looking forward to racing in this weekend’s British Touring Car Championship races at Rockingham, having taken victory three times at the Corby circuit in the past.

Jordan took victory in race three at the Motor Speedway last year, and has enjoyed historically strong results at the circuit.

He also heads to the event looking for a return to the podium, after the last event at Snetterton saw him bag three points finishes.

Those solid top 15 results have meant that Jordan has gained slight ground in the title race, although he is still 32 points adrift of the top of the table.

“I can’t wait to get going at Rockingham,” said Jordan. “We’ve had a consistent run over the past three or four events to close in on the lead of the championship and now we’re in a situation where it’s all to play for.

“Qualifying was incredibly close here last year with 27 cars within a second, but we played a great strategy to get ourselves to the front for race three and came away with the win.

“It would be great to add to the three podiums we’ve had already this year and put a bit more pressure on the drivers ahead of us in the championship.”

WSR Team Principal Dick Bennetts believes that a reduction in success ballast heading into the weekend – Jordan has slipped from fourth to joint fifth in the standings despite gaining ground – will play into his favour this weekend.

“I’ve been very pleased with the job Andrew’s done this year,” added Bennetts. “In 2017 he had extreme peaks and troughs, but this season, with the necessary experience of racing a rear-wheel-drive touring car, his consistency has been excellent.

“He’s finished inside the top six nine times in the last 12 races and that’s how you build a championship challenge.

“With less success ballast on the BMW this weekend, and weight affecting cars at Rockingham in a similar manner to Snetterton, that can only be to his advantage.”