2013 BTCC champion speaks about his new ride for 2015.
2013 British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan endured a disappointing campaign last season, finishing a distant fifth in the standings. This year the 25-year-old is set to return to winning ways, equipped with a Triple Eight Racing-run, factory-backed MG6 GT.
A dream come true
"From the moment I started I wanted to be a full factory driver, so I'm happy to get a deal like that. I'm looking forward to being in the car" said Jordan. Even though last year BMW was the car to have, the former champion remains adamant about MG and believes it will allow him to return to the sharp end of the field. "Apart from the BMW, MG was the fastest car last year on a regular basis, so I think that's gonna put us back in a strong position, but frankly, any of the top guys and the top cars will be challenging," he admitted.
BTCC on a high
Speaking of top guys, three times world champion and BMW factory driver, Andy Priaulx is making his BTCC comeback in a West Surrey Racing-run BMW – the same package that took Colin Turkington to the title last year. Jordan thinks, whatever happens, it will be good for the series: "How he gets on will be interesting. It's just another feather in the cap of the British Touring Car Championship."
"I'd love to have a go at the V8s. With Red Bull linked to Red Bull Racing in Australia I'd love to go and have a test or somethig. The problem there is that they are limited on testing, so the track time is very valuable. So to stick an unknown driver in for a few laps – there's not much point. I will be trying to get in there, do some laps and see how I get on. But it will be a long way up," states Jordan realistically.
Having taken part in Shannons Supercar Showdown (a realty show with drivers competing for a test driver role with Ford Performance Racing) he knows what to expect from Aussie racing. As for now, another go at the World Rallycross Championship seems a far more realistic option. "I want to try to do some more rallycross this year. If I ever to left touring cars, my second option would be to do rallycross rather then GTs. I love rallycross. I'm pretty certain I'll be doing Lydden, but nothing is confirmed yet," he summed up.
Despite his love of rallycross and a will to try Australian V8s one day, he will most likely stay fully committed to the British Touring Cars in the years to come. 'I'm here to stay' he replied simply when asked about the near future.