BMW Pirtek Racing's Andrew Jordan believes he heads into the Snetterton weekend in 'decent shape' as the 2017 British Touring Car Championship enters its second half of the year.

The 2013 BTCC champion goes into the sixth weekend of 2017 sitting seventh in the standings, having recovered from two below par meetings at Donington Park and Thruxton earlier in the year.

Jordan has twice been a winner at Snetterton and the 28-year old is confident that the nature of the circuit should play to the BMW 125i M Sport's strengths.

The BMW Pirtek Racing driver said: "Snetterton's a circuit I like and which I've won at twice in the BTCC.

"It's also a track with a lot of slow corners, which should help us because when it comes to putting the power down exiting the tight stuff, there's nothing better than the BMW.

"That, plus the fact that I'm only carrying 27kg success ballast, should mean that we're in decent shape.

"Of course, the rest of the teams have made progress during the summer - just as we have - so we have to be mindful of that, but I really don't see any reason why this weekend can't be a good one."

Despite Jordan trailing championship leader Gordon Shedden by 60-points, West Surrey Racing Team Principal, Dick Bennetts doesn't believe his driver is out of the title hunt just yet.

Jordan has already scored two victories this season and has led more laps than anyone else, eight more than Speedworks Motorsport's Tom Ingram.

"It's been an up-and-down first half of the season for BMW Pirtek Racing with highs like the victories at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park and the lows of Donington and Thruxton where we didn't score many points," said Bennetts.

"Andrew's had five events to get used to racing a rear-wheel-drive touring car, which is a skill in itself, and we're working better together as every event passes.

"We're optimistic that we can achieve some strong results in the second half of the season, and I don't think we're out of the title fight either, but we have to start pulling back some points this weekend to stay in the hunt."


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