Jor­dan to leave Mo­tor­base in BTCC

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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.”

Jor­dan ex­its team after a year

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