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Andrew Jordan enjoying inter-team title battle after moving into P2

Andrew Jordan says he is enjoying his inter-team title battle with WSR partner Colin Turkington after moving into second place in the BTCC standings at Oulton Park.

Although he lost ground to double winner Turkington in terms of points, Jordan climbed up two spots in the standings going into the summer break having picked up two podium finishes over the course of the weekend.

The Pirtek Racing-backed driver has won more races than anyone else this year – despite missing all three races at Donington Park – and is just one victory away from matching his personal best six wins in a season, which he clinched in his 2013 title winning campaign.

“To have five wins and seven podiums myself at this stage with a new car is fantastic,” he admitted, “and the fact that the 3 Series now has nine victories in total is testament to the work that everyone at West Surrey Racing has put in.

“I didn’t feel quite as comfortable in the car this weekend as I did at Croft, but that is something you expect as you go from circuit to circuit. The aim was to try and come away from Oulton Park in second in the standings and that’s what I’ve done so it’s mission accomplished.”

With the new 330i M Sport being the car to beat so far, Jordan admitted he was relishing the battle with defending champion Turkington in the fight for honours this time around.

“Colin had the edge on me a little bit at Oulton in the same way I had the edge at Croft but it’s so close so between us – we’re talking a tenth of a second here or there,” he said.

“That’s something I think we’re going to see through the rest of the season as things ebb and flow, and when you consider things like success ballast and different tyre strategies – it’s going to be close.

“I’m really enjoying the battle between us at the moment and we’re really pushing each other on. Given how the season has gone so far, I’m buzzing about the rest of the year.”