Pirtek Racing are switching focus to their efforts at Thruxton this weekend after three solid performances from Andrew Jordan and Jeff Smith at the second round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park.
Jordan currently sits in the overall title hunt and after three solid points scoring races at Donington Park, he is determined to be back on the podium at Thruxton: “Thruxton will be a strong circuit for us. I always go well at Thruxton and the NGTC cars should go pretty well there. We're down a bit on straight-line speed to where we want to be and that might affect us, but I think we'll be pretty strong.”
Thruxton is famous for its high speed corners and abrasive surface which is tough on tyres. The weekend at the Hampshire circuit often turns into a tyre management competition between the leading drivers. The NGTC spec cars, like Jordan's Honda Civic are fitted with wider tyres which will cope better with strain on the sweeping right handers compared with the S2000 spec machinery.
Jordan currently lies first in the Independents' Trophy and third in the overall Drivers' Championship, with just six points separating the top three drivers, headed by Jason Plato and Matt Neal. Jordan's teammate Jeff Smith lies seventh in the drivers' championship and fourth in the Independents' Trophy.