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Pirtek Racing Prepared For Snetterton Weekend

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Pirtek Racing will return to competition at Snetterton after a six week break, hoping to add to the maiden victory the team claimed at the previous round at Croft, driver Andrew Jordan taking a lights-to-flag win in the weekend's final race.

“The last few weeks have been great for us – we've had time to reflect on the win and how far we've come as a new team with Pirtek onboard this season, as well as time to continue development of the car,” said Jordan.

“We felt at the beginning of the year it would take us a few races to get to grips with the set up of the new engine and now with the win behind us we have the momentum for the rest of the season. We're only half way through with five race weekends still to go and there are still plenty of points still up for grabs.”

The series' visit to the Norfolk circuit presents new challenges to team, their turbocharged engine tackling the high-speed layout.

Jordan ran the sixth fastest time in the BTCC test at Snetterton last month, the team working to setup the engine in the morning session. Technical problems stopped the privateer Vectra from running in the wet-dry afternoon session.

“I've ran well at Snetterton in the past and I quite enjoy racing at the circuit, it's a really fast flowing track with huge long straights, which give you some really good action,” Jordan said.

“I think the power of the engine could work well for us there but we will keep our fingers crossed for cooler weather because the heat affects the performance of the Turbo engine as well as how well we use our tyres during the races. I think we are in for a good weekend though, we certainly won't be resting on our laurels.”

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