Andrew Jordan says he is confident of impressing as Pirtek Racing gets set to kickstart its Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge at Thruxton.

The youngster has run strongly at Thruxton in the past and secured a podium finish last season with the factory Vauxhall team - marking his first trip to the rostrum in 2009.

Armed with the BTCC's Next Generation Touring Car engine in his Eurotech-run Vauxhall Vectra, Jordan will hope to make a solid start to the campaign at one of the quickest circuits on the calendar and he predicted that the Vectra will be a strong package during the weekend.

"I really enjoy Thruxton, it's a great circuit, really high speed and it requires a lot of commitment throughout the lap," he said. "I have good memories of the circuit, in my first year I was challenging Plato for the lead after starting on pole and last year I scored my first podium with VX Racing, so hopefully it will be third time lucky for me this year.

"If we have reliability on our side, then I think this will be the first real opportunity where we can showcase of the potential of the NGTC Turbo Engine. The Vectra was quick around this circuit last season and with my experience of the chassis combined with the power of the engine, we are confident of challenging at the front.

"I'm more relaxed, focused and excited about this season than ever before. It's great to have the support of the family run team behind me as well as the tremendous backing we have from Pirtek, I just want to go out there and get them the results."