Jor­dan feels no pres­sure along­side new team-mate

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - Kevin Turner

Colin Turkington’s 2017 WSR team-mate An­drew Jor­dan has wel­comed the ar­rival of the for­mer cham­pion back to the team, say­ing that his pres­ence could help boost his own rep­u­ta­tion.

Jor­dan signed for the team in late Novem­ber, and has al­ready con­ducted test mileage in the two-litre tur­bocharged car. Jor­dan said: “I like Colin a lot and I’ve got huge re­spect for him. In Bri­tish Tour­ing Cars he is the man in rear-wheel drive, so of course he is go­ing to be quick. But I look at team-mates and how Gor­don Shed­den and Matt Neal work on track to­gether at Honda. They are by far the best team-mates and I think me and Colin can work very well to­gether. He seems a nor­mal guy and I think we’ll be able to trust each other. I’d be sur­prised if we can’t work up a re­ally good work­ing re­la­tion­ship.”

Be­cause of Turkington’s rear-wheel-drive rep­u­ta­tion, Jor­dan feels he is not the one un­der pres­sure. “He’s the RWD spe­cial­ist and it’s my first year in RWD,” added Jor­dan. “If any­thing I feel less pres­sure. Sign­ing is a win­win for me. If I go to Brands and I out­qual­ify him ev­ery­one will be, ‘bloody hell’. If he out­qual­i­fies me, well he’s the RWD spe­cial­ist.”

Jor­dan loves rear-wheel-drive

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