BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan heads to Oulton Park this weekend looking to get his season back on track after enduring a recent run of bad luck.
Kicking his West Surrey Racing career off on the right foot with victory at Brands Hatch, the 27-year-old has found himself fighting his way back through the field on race days, ultimately leaving him 11th in the standings as it stands.
Winning at Oulton Park in 2013 as well as the circuit being one that has been a happy hunting ground for rear-wheel-drive cars, the Red Bull athlete is fully focused on elevating himself back into the title conversation.
“We’ve shown good speed so far this season and performed pretty much to the level I was expecting in my first year in a rear-wheel-drive touring car,” the 2013 champion said.
“The frustration is that because of the way a BTCC raceday works, a bad first race can have a massive knock-on effect on your grid positions for Races Two and Three, and that’s something we’ve definitely suffered from. Because I’m 11th in the points, I don’t carry any success ballast into Oulton.
“That could be a game-changer because it’s a track I’ve gone well at in the past and one that suits rear-wheel-drive cars like the BMW. A podium is the minimum target as we try to put some momentum back into our season.”
This weekend could also be another milestone one for West Surrey Racing too following their achievements at Thruxton. Since first running BMW back in 2007, the Sunbury-based team has gone on to take 48 wins and 148 podiums in the BTCC with the German marque.
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