Jordan feels no pressure alongside new team-mate
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