BMW Pirtek Racing claimed their first Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victory of the season as Andrew Jordan mastered treacherous weather conditions at Knockhill, Scotland.
The 2013 BTCC champion claimed the spoils in Race Two in his WSR-run BMW 125i M Sport to record his 20th career victory and added third and fourth places either side of his success.
His raceday points total of 49 was the joint-highest score in Scotland and was only matched by his WSR stablemate Colin Turkington. This the Lichfield racer to fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship and increased BMW’s advantage at the head of the Manufacturers’ title race.
Andrew has now finished on the podium five times in 2018 as the series heads into its penultimate event at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, on September 15-16.
Andrew Jordan said: “It’s been a brilliant weekend. We’ve never been outside the top four on speed in any of the sessions from practice right the way through all the races and come away with more points than anyone else. Circumstances helped us today to get the win in Race Two, but a win’s a win and the extra points will definitely help me in my aim to finish in the top three of the championship and help BMW win the Manufacturers’ crown. Having had good pace, but bad luck at Rockingham, we needed a big turnaround here and that’s exactly what we got.”
Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “Andrew and BMW Pirtek have had a very good weekend. A win, three manufacturers’ trophies and highest scorer are all huge positives to take away. It was a real team effort to get the BMW set-up in a way that meant it would handle well whether the rain came down harder or eased off, but we got things pretty-much spot-on and Andrew’s ability behind the wheel did the rest. To get the win today is a huge boost for everyone and we’ll aim to continue this run of form through the final rounds of the season, whatever the weather.”