Jordan to leave Motorbase in BTCC
British Touring Car Championship Independents’ Trophy winner Andrew Jordan has parted ways with Motorbase Performance after just one season racing the Ford Focus.
It means 2013 title winner Jordan, who won two races with the Kent squad this season and finished eighth in the points, will now be looking for his third different team in three seasons to continue his quest for a second overall crown.
Jordan has struggled to replicate his title-winning form since leaving his father Mike’s Eurotech operation in 2014. He switched to the Triple Eight Racing MG squad in 2015, but did not win a single race.
Jordan said there was nothing untoward behind the decision by the driver and team to split, and that it was a decision based on funding.
“I’ve genuinely loved my time with the team this year and made some good friends along the way,” said the 27-year-old. “It’s a shame not to be carrying on but it’s simply a commercial decision. There’s nothing more sinister to it.”
Motorbase Performance team principal David Barturm said: “There are a good deal of things that need to come together to make a deal in the BTCC work. For a number of reasons, unfortunately a few pieces of the jigsaw currently don’t fit so both we [Motorbase] and Andrew need to look at making that work elsewhere. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Andrew and his sponsors and wish them well.”