BMW Pirtek Racing's Andrew Jordan says he's primed to pounce from fourth position as the 2013 British Touring Car champion looks to open his 2018 victory account at Oulton Park.

Having endured a mix bag of results in 2018 thus far, Jordan currently lies eleventh in the points standings, but finds himself in the thick of contention ahead of tomorrow's three races after qualifying as the top BMW driver in fourth.

With Oulton Park usually tending to favour the RWD contingent, Jordan admitted he was 'a bit disappointed' to only line up on the second row on the grid, but still believes his West Surrey Racing prepared BMW 125i M Sport has the pace to deliver a win.

"We can definitely race from there" Jordan told Crash.net. "Coming to a RWD circuit I’m a little bit disappointed with that. That’s the way it goes. The FWD cars have been very quick.

"We’ve got the slight weight penalty over the winter and that’s hurting us a little bit. We can definitely race from there though.

"If I make a good start and others don’t then I’m sure I can challenge for the lead in turn one and get stuck in. If I come out in the lead I think we’ve got the pace to stay there.

"Equally, I’m very much focussed on getting three solid results and that will put us back in championship contention. With a bit of luck we’ll get some good results."

This time last year, Jordan picked up his second win with the BMW squad at this very venue, but the 2013 BTCC champion believes he arrives at this stage of the season in better shape compared to 2017, despite his championship reckoning.

Having been forced out of the previous third race at Thruxton on medical grounds following a bout of food poisoning, Jordan has ground to make up in the title race - 48 points back from championship leader Adam Morgan.

"I’ve always gone well here. I’ve always enjoyed it here. I’m coming back here in a stronger position than I was last year in terms of mileage in the car," Jordan continued.

"We’ve been a bit unlucky in the last couple of events so if that changes we can be in a strong position.

"If we’d done race three at Thruxton we’d have jumped straight up in the championship to kind of around where Colin [Turkington]. So that’s a bit frustrating but I’ve got a good feeling for tomorrow.

"I think we’re in for a good day."