Motorbase Performance's Andrew Jordan says he always has the belief of returning to the British Touring Car Championship winners circle once he acquired the right machinery to do the job.
The 2013 BTCC champion ended a near two-year victory drought after passing Mercedes' Adam Morgan late in the second race of the Thruxton weekend.
Jordan stalked Morgan's A-Class for the majority and pounced upon the leader late in the game by unleashing a textbook move into Allard corner as 75 kilos of success ballast took its toll on the race one winner.
"Everyone seemed a bit more interested that the last time I won a race was in Croft 2014, than I did. I knew when I had the tools for the job, I do it. First and third, it's been a good weekend so far," Jordan told Crash.net.
"I knew the potential was there [to win]. It was just what happened in the first couple of laps. Adam [Morgan] drove a really good race with the reduced distance. When we got to the halfway point I thought 'I better do something now' as time was running out.
"I knew the race was coming to me because I could see him [Morgan] struggling in the final chicane. He gave me enough room down there, which I knew he would."
Once Jordan dispatched Morgan, the Motorbase driver faced little opposition on the run to line. Having already achieved two podiums out of two at Thruxton, the Ford man hopes to consolidate his best weekend of the season so far with a top-six result in race three.
"Luckily there was only a lap or two left when I passed him. I knew BMW was really strong through the complex so I just backed it up there and then let it go for the rest of the lap," Jordan continued.
"It's a big relief. It's nice to get that monkey off my back! We put a little bit more in the car and it felt really hooked up. We'll try and do more of the same with what we did there for race three. If we can get a top-six that would cap off a really good day."