Jor­dan hopes Good­wood will avoid un­pop­u­lar BTCC date clashes in 2020

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An­drew Jor­dan hopes that Good­wood “re­alises what they are miss­ing”, to en­sure that the 2020 Re­vival and Mem­bers’ Meet­ing avoid a re­peat clash with the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship.

Both the April 6-7 Mem­bers’ Meet­ing and the Septem­ber 13-15 Re­vival have been pushed back a week for 2019, mean­ing both fall across BTCC week­ends – the Brands Hatch sea­son opener and Knock­hill.

It is a hoped that a later date for the MM will avoid an­other snowhit event, while the Re­vival’s date change is to prevent a clash with the Ital­ian Grand Prix.

BTCC cham­pi­ons Jor­dan, Matt Neal, Ja­son Plato and more re­cently Ash Sut­ton are all reg­u­lar com­peti­tors at Good­wood meet­ings.

Jor­dan said: “I am ob­vi­ously re­ally dis­ap­pointed [about the dates] as the Mem­bers’ Meet­ing and Re­vival are my two favourite events of the year.

“I pre­sume they are try­ing to miss the MM bad weather which is fair enough as last year we had dread­ful con­di­tions for the spec­ta­tors. That said though I have qual­i­fied at Brands for the BTCC opener and it has been snow­ing so it’s never a given.

“I do think it’s a real shame as over the last few years the BTCC driv­ers have stolen the show and proven how well we can race hard and fair. Hope­fully they will re­alise what they are miss­ing and make sure it doesn’t clash in 2020.”

The Duke of Rich­mond, who is the owner of Good­wood, added: “De­cid­ing on the dates for our mo­tor­sport events is al­ways a chal­lenge. In­evitably there will some­times be clashes and this Septem­ber is par­tic­u­larly tricky with F1 fix­tures and BTCC rounds.

“We’ll miss our BTCC friends very much but look for­ward to wel­com­ing them back to Good­wood very soon.”

Jor­dan is one of the BTCC’S Good­wood reg­u­lars

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