Jordan hopes Goodwood will avoid unpopular BTCC date clashes in 2020
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