West Surrey Racing's Sam Tordoff says not to read too much into his FP2 performance as an untimely puncture hindered the BMW driver's preparation ahead of this afternoon's final British Touring Car Championship qualifying at Brands Hatch.

The BMW 125i M Sport driver has yet to break into the top-ten following two 40 minute practice sessions around the Kent circuit while his West Surrey Racing team mate Andy Priaulx's time was good enough for fourth in FP2.

Tordoff missed out on retaining a mathematical chance of lifting the drivers' crown for the first time in his career after falling just two-points short at Silverstone.

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"We picked up a puncture on our new tyre run so we didn't get to show what we're capable of. We also probably chose a set up direction which probably wasn't the right way to go, in any case," Tordoff told Crash.net.

"Those couple of factors meant we weren't able to show what we're really capable of. But Andy [Priaulx] certainly done a good time and that goes some way in showing what pace we have. We have the pace but we just need to extract it."

Fearful of the Grand Prix layout exposing the BMW's straight-line speed deficiencies, Tordoff believes he, along with his WSR team mates, have been able to find the right formula in utilising the 1 Series' traction and carry the momentum out of the corners.

As a result of his FP2 puncture, Tordoff admits qualifying will be a bit of an unknown but hopes a top-six result will create a strong platform for tomorrow's three races.

"For us it's all about getting a good exit on the back straight and with our RWD traction that means we have to go in wider and really get a good exit to help our straight-line speed deficit. I'm hoping that's the right way to do it," Tordoff explained.

"First of all, we need to get ourselves out of 18th and back into the top ten but I'm not sure where we'll end up if I'm honest. It would have been nice to set a time in FP2 to know where you're at. It's a bit of a step into the unknown but if we can get into the top six we can have a good race from there."