ANDREW JORDAN FOCUSED ON BANKING POINTS FROM FIFTH

Andrew Jordan has his sights set on banking three solid points finishes at Brands Hatch today as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship roars into life.

At the wheel of his Pirtek Racing BMW 1-Series, the 2013 champion set the fifth fastest time in qualifying to secure a third row start, narrowly behind team-mate Colin Turkington and Honda’s Dan Cammish.

“I’m happy with how qualifying panned out, we are in the mix,” Jordan told BTCC Crazy. “All three of us struggled with understeer through practice but we engineered the cars to eradicate that as best as we could.

“To be a hundredth of a second off Colin is pleasing. My first run was really nice and I could see on the delta that we were in a good spot. We made a tiny change for the second run and if I’m honest I think we went the other one with things, plus I had a little bit of traffic.

“Overall though I’m happy with how things have gone. Having the benefit of being with the same team and car means that I’m not stepping into the unknown a little bit. We’re looking good and at the right end of the grid.”

With rounds one, two and three lying in wait today at the Kent circuit, the Red Bull athlete is focused on the big picture already.

He explained: “I’ve been in this game a long time now and know that you can’t win the championship at the first round, nor can you win every race.

“We’re in a really good spot to pick up silverware and if a win is on I’m obviously going for it. Three solid finishes and wracking up the points is paramount though, we have to do that.”

Race two of the day will be Jordan’s 300th in the BTCC. The action gets underway with the opening race of the season scheduled to start at 11:35.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography

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