Andrew Jordan wary of on-track traffic ahead of qualifying

Andrew Jordan believes staying on track for as long as possible will be the way to go in the first qualifying session of the season at Brands Hatch this afternoon.

The Pirtek Racing driver finished ninth and eighth respectively in the two practice sessions around the Indy layout earlier today, highlighting that there is more to come from his Ford Focus though.

With a record 32-car entry all dicing for track position around the 1.2 mile Kent venue, the 2013 champion has revealed many will plan to stay on-track than they usually would to fall into clear air and set a competitive time.

“We’ve got more up our sleeves,” Jordan briefly said to BTCC Crazy. “We have worked through a few things but we seem to be in a good place. The problem is that there are 32 cars on-track so the traffic is just a nightmare out there – you never get a clear lap really because either cars are also on hot laps or slowing down to enter the pits or wind up for another one.

“Qualifying is going to be worse as well because everything is turned up. Normally we would go and do short runs to nail a few laps but I think the best way to attack things is by doing two long runs. If you are out on the circuit and circulating then you would like to think that some clear air will open up – when that is the case you just have to be on it and bank a lap.”

The first qualifying session of the season is scheduled to get underway at 15:40.

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