Andrew Jordan will hope to impress at Thruxton for the second year in a row as the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to the quickest circuit on the calendar for the second round of the year.

Jordan shone last year at the wheel of his John Guest Racing Honda Integra, making the most of the reverse grid rules to secure pole for race three before going on to lead the race for a long period.

Although he was forced to retire from the race, it was a performance that really marked his arrival in the series and he will now hope to make the most of his VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra to challenge for honours in his second outing for the works Vauxhall squad.

"Thruxton is probably my favourite circuit on the calendar because you have to be brave to be quick," he said. "I have good memories from last year's races where I started from pole position and challenged Plato for the lead, with that in mind and the strong pace we showed at Brands Hatch I'm definitely aiming for the podium this weekend and hoping to challenge for the win.

"Thruxton is a fast circuit which will really suit the Vauxhalls. It is one of our strongest circuits. We know we will have to keep an eye out for James Thompson in the Dynamics car and Plato in the RML Chevrolet, because they will be strong this weekend, but like Fabrizio, I'm not running any success ballast, so I think we will be in with a good chance."