Triple Eight Racing's Andrew Jordan concedes breaking into the top-four during this afternoon's BTCC qualifying session will be a tall order after bemoaning a lack of drivability over the kerbs at Knockhill.

The MG driver set the sixth quickest time in both of the day's free practice sessions - four tenths behind the leading Honda of Gordon Shedden.

Jordan had already targeted getting within the top-six prior to the weekend but says it's clear to see that the longer wheelbase machines are struggling in comparison to the Honda Civic Type-R's.

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"I think that's is about as good as we can get really, in and around the top-six," Jordan told "It's never been the best circuit for this car. Compared to the Honda, it's quite big. You can see all the longer wheelbase cars are struggling a bit.

"We need to improve over the kerbs. It's not great over the kerbs and round here you need to use a lot of them. If I can qualify within the top-six then I'd have extracted as much as I can out of it.

"It doesn't ride the kerb well [at the final hairpin]. It's even worse through turn one and through the chicane. That's not something we can really fix completely so we just have to grit our teeth."

Nevertheless, Jordan added that changes, which he plans to implement from practice to qualifying, should yield more performance from the MG6 GT.

"There's probably a couple of tenths left in the tank. You'll always find a couple of tenths in qualifying but there are also some things that we need to change on the car as well," the Triple Eight racer continued.

"I don't think that reaching the top-four is realistic but it depends where everyone else is because of the traffic risk. You don't know who is going to get pole or not.

"I think we'll be alright for race pace but fingers crossed for a good qualifying."