BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan heads to Rockingham this weekend determined to repeat his 2017 victory and keep himself in the hunt for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Andrew, the 2013 Champion, recorded a lights-to-flag victory in Race Three at the Northamptonshire circuit last year in his WSR-run BMW 125i M Sport as he went on to lead more distance than any other driver across the season.
With six podium finishes in the past six years at Rockingham, including three wins, the 29-year-old from Lichfield, Staffordshire, has produced impressive performances at the 1.94-mile circuit regularly.
His results in 2018 have put him sixth in the Drivers’ Championship in what is one of the BTCC’s most closely-contested title fights, and have also elevated BMW to the head of the Manufacturers’ standings with just four events remaining.
The Rockingham triple-header on August 11-12 is the seventh of 10 events in this year’s BTCC, which takes in nine circuits the length and breadth of the country. Each race will be screened live and exclusively on ITV4 in HD.
Andrew Jordan said: “I can’t wait to get going at Rockingham. We’ve had a consistent run over the past three or four events to close in on the lead of the championship and now we’re in a situation where it’s all to play for. Qualifying was incredibly close here last year with 27 cars within a second, but we played a great strategy to get ourselves to the front for Race Three and came away with the win. It would be great to add to the three podiums we’ve had already this year and put a bit more pressure on the drivers ahead of us in the championship.”
Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “I’ve been very pleased with the job Andrew’s done this year. In 2017 he had extreme peaks and troughs, but this season, with the necessary experience of racing a rear-wheel-drive touring car, his consistency has been excellent. He’s finished inside the top six nine times in the last 12 races and that’s how you build a championship challenge. With less success ballast on the BMW this weekend, and weight affecting cars at Rockingham in a similar manner to Snetterton, that can only be to his advantage.”