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2010 BTCC Preparations Continue

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Andrew Jordan has continued his preparations for the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with another strong test at Silverstone.

Jordan, who will use one of the new turbo charged NGTC Engine in his Vauxhall Vectra, and after initial tests at Snetterton and Rockingham last week, the Silverstone test, enabled Pirtek Racing to gain more knowledge about the new power plant.

The 2.0l, 300bhp, turbocharged engine will reduce the teams budgets for engines by over 50%, and is the first part of the rollout of the new Next Generation Touring Car regulations which will come into full force in 2011.

As well as youngster Jordan running a turbo powered Vectra, experienced racer David Pinkney will also run a former works Vauxhall Vectra – the same one which Fabrizio Giovanardi piloted in 2009 – again powered by the new NGTC engine.

Harpenden based Pinkney had his first run in his new Vectra at Brands Hatch, in an interim livery – the Vauxhall team's stickers having been removed.  It is anticipated that Pinkney will return to his traditional pink livery once the season starts in anger.

Also out testing at Silverstone were popular independent runner Martin Johnson in his Vauxhall Astra Coupe and likely newcomer Lea Wood in a Honda Integra.

Among those present at the Brands Hatch test were Matt Neal in the Team Dynamics Honda Civic and Andrew Jordan in his NGTC Engine powered Vauxhall Vectra.

The official BTCC Media Day is at Brands Hatch on the 23rd March, ahead of the season opening races at Thruxton on the 4th April.

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