Andrew Jordan will be hoping to make the most of his minimal success ballast as BTCC heads to Knockhill. The Pirtek Racing driver will be hoping to bounce back after a few poor rounds.
While the overall championship may be getting away from him, he remains the leader of the Independents with 251 points.
“Things haven’t really gone my way in the last couple of meetings but I’ve been able to keep picking up the points that I know will be vital at the end of the season,” he said.
“Snetterton in particular was tough as we clearly had a quick car, and hopefully we can make the most of it this weekend in Scotland at a circuit where the Focus has been strong in the past.”
“The fact I did slip a few places in the overall standings last time out means I carry less success ballast into this weekend, which should work in my favour when it comes to qualifying, particularly on the drag out of the final hairpin.”
Jordan currently lies eighth in the championship standings, after picking up a win at Thruxton earlier this season. Jordan, the 2013 BTCC Champion has struggled in recent years, but over his career, has picked up two poles and a win around the circuit.
“Knockhill is a circuit I love and one that rewards drivers who push to their limit, so I’ll be giving it my all to pick up some strong points and I certainly feel that I should be right in the mix for victories and podiums.
“It’s so close in the title race that a good weekend could see me vault up the standings, and I think we have a great opportunity to make up ground on the guys ahead.”
While Jordan may be eighth, he’s only 42 points behind Rob Collard, the championship leader. With 67 points available from a weekend, the title fight is far from over for the BTCC field.