Jordan’s attitude is one to applaud
Touring car star is ready to take on the best in World Rallycross - again
There is something appealing about a motorsport ‘have-a-go’ hero, and British Touring Car Championship racer Andrew Jordan certainly falls into this category.
He has been brought up properly in the wheeltracks of his versatile father Mike, a former British GT champion who has turned his hands to most things in the sport, including historic rallying. Jordan Jr, a man brought up through the UK’S rallycross ranks, has been more than keen to try anything that MN has put in front of him as our track tester. Alongside his current BTCC commitments, he is often seen in historic meetings too plying his trade with a huge smile on his face.
But now he is coming back to rallycross. Incredibly, the former British Supercar champion (2006) is the only home-grown driver to have made it onto the rostrum in a World Rallycross Championship event. He took part in the round at Lydden Hill in 2014 and finished third.
He has since tackled further WRX rounds, and has found himself a drive in this year’s British round of the championship at Lydden in May. That, alone, is worth the entry fee.
While Jordan is celebrating, reigning British champion Dan Rooke, still a teenager, is facing a year on the sidelines with a budget shortfall. Many, many drivers – talented or otherwise – struggle for funds, but Rooke has proven himself a sensation so far. Our fingers are crossed that he can sort something out ahead of the 2017 season.