BMW Pirtek Racing aim to make gains in the points table as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Knockhill in Scotland this weekend.
Driver Andrew Jordan, from Lichfield, has won twice in 2017 and lies seventh in the Championship while also helping BMW to secure the lead of the Manufacturers’ points race.
The 28-year-old was robbed of victory at Snetterton last time out by an electronic issue with a lap-and-a-half to go, but is ready to bounce back from that disappointment and improve WSR-run BMW Pirtek Racing’s sixth place in the Teams’ Championship.
Andrew, who will be racing a rear-wheel-drive touring car for the first time at the challenging 1.3-mile circuit, was a winner at Knockhill in 2013 on his way to the BTCC crown and is confident of adding to WSR’s nine victories and 24 podiums there.
The Knockhill triple-header on August 12-13 is the seventh of 10 events in this year’s BTCC, which takes in nine circuits the length and breadth of the country. Every round is screened live and exclusively on ITV4 in HD.
Andrew Jordan said: “I was completely gutted to lose the win at Snetterton, but that’s all in the past now and I’m determined to bounce back at Knockhill. I won there in 2013 on my way to the title, but a lot can happen in those 1.3 miles of incredibly narrow asphalt, so you can’t let your focus slip for even a split-second if you’re to get the job done. The BMW has always been strong here and the team are masters of getting the set-up for any track. With not very much ballast on board, I’m confident of being in the hunt for the podium.”
Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “After the disappointment of losing the victory in Race Three at Snetterton, Knockhill gives Andrew and BMW Pirtek Racing a great opportunity to bounce back. It’s a track that’s always been good for the WSR-designed-and-built BMW 125i M Sport, which has been on the podium here 11 times in 12 races. It’s a circuit Andrew’s won at too. With only 27kg success ballast on his car, he has a good chance to score big points this weekend and continue to climb up the championship table.”