Andrew Jordan will aim to replicate his Rockingham race day fightback at Silverstone after qualifying his BMW 1-Series in 16th.
The Pirtek Racing driver qualified a lowly 18th three weeks ago but managed to claw his way through the order on race day to take a third win of the season.
Maximising every slipstreaming opportunity that presented itself during the frantic 30-minute session, the Lichfield racer found himself denied the chance to improve further as the track became ever-more crowded.
“The car felt good in practice and we found a nice balance, so 16th is lower than we expected,” the 2013 champion explained.
“FP1 was wet, which meant we didn’t do our normal new-tyre run during FP2 and used fresh rubber for the first time in qualifying.
“The result was understeer that we’d have been able to address in FP2 under normal circumstances. It probably only cost me a tenth or two, but has made a big difference because the whole grid is separated by a second.
“I qualified 18th at Rockingham and still managed to win Race Three, so the only direction I’m looking tomorrow is forwards.”
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