BMW Pirtek Racing's Andrew Jordan has expressed his joy in bouncing back from a difficult last two British Touring Car Championship weekends after prevailing to win a 'tough' third race at Rockingham.

The 2013 BTCC champion converted his reverse grid pole position into his third win of what has been a sometimes trying 2017 campaign.

Jordan had previously looked odds on to secure a certain victory at Snetterton last month but suffered heartache on the penultimate lap after a technical gremlin left him 21st.

The West Surrey Racing driver's third win of the season has subsequently moved him up to sixth in the drivers' standings.

"I felt like I was owed a win. Technically I class that as my fourth win of the year!" Jordan quipped.

"But that’s racing. I’ve been in it long enough. In a sense those bad days at Snetterton and Knockhill makes this victory sweeter. It just feels great. We’ve done a great job collectively this weekend."

Jordan led the entire final race at Rockingham, but that only tells half the story as the BMW 125i M Sport driver was subject of a huge degree of pressure from Mac Tools Racing's Adam Morgan during the opening half of the race.

Morgan came periously close to passing the BMW on a number of occasions but Jordan ultimately held firm and later pulled out near two-second gap despite having to contend with a late safety car phase.

"I thought ‘that’s all I need, don’t go defensive and get into your rhythm’ and that worked. The safety car p****d me off a bit. I knew I had the pace so I just needed to nail the restart. I think I crossed the line with the same gap I had before.

"Even when you have that gap there’s a lot of pressure. It’s still there!




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