Andrew Jordan will continue to race with the BMW Pirtek Racing squad for a third straight season during the 2019 British Touring Car Championship.

Reigning Teams’ champions West Surrey Racing will once again field the 2013 BTCC title-winner’s BMW for the upcoming campaign, having finished ninth and fifth in his first two years as part of WSR’s line-up in 2017 and 2018.

Jordan took one win last season when he inherited first place following exclusions for Subaru’s Ash Sutton and Speedworks’ Tom Ingram at Knockhill.

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“I’m delighted to stay with BMW Pirtek Racing for a third season in the BTCC,” said Jordan.

“WSR are a fantastic team who always extract the maximum from the BMW no matter what circuit we’re at, and the environment is perfectly set-up so that everybody can get as much out of each other as possible.

“I’ve won races in both my seasons here and last year was in title contention until the penultimate round, so that’s a really encouraging platform on which to build for 2019. I think the BTCC is the best place to be for a touring car driver right now.

“The level of competition is higher than it’s ever been and we had a record number of winners last year. I can’t wait to get started at Brands Hatch in April.”

WSR team boss Dick Bennetts added: “It’s great news that Andrew and Pirtek will remain part of the WSR family for a third straight year.

“AJ is a champion, pure and simple, was the best rear-wheel-drive qualifier last year and could easily have finished in the top three in the points had it not been for a couple of factors outside of his control that cost him more podiums.

“With AJ, Colin and Tom we have a superb line-up confirmed for our BMWs in 2019 and we will, as ever, be aiming to do the very best we can at every circuit and see where that puts us at the end of the year.”