Amer­i­can Le­gends racer and world cham­pion Jor­dan O’brien makes UK re­turn at Brands

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Le­gends dou­ble world cham­pion Jor­dan O’brien made his sec­ond Bri­tish ap­pear­ance af­ter a last­minute of­fer from Matt Roach Rac­ing to drive a spare car in the UK cham­pi­onship fi­nale at Brands Hatch last week­end.

The Amer­i­can made a big im­pact on his first transat­lantic visit, record­ing two wins at the An­gle­sey track in May. He re­ceived the in­vi­ta­tion to Brands a week be­fore the event and saw the track for the first time when he took part in Fri­day test­ing, later top­ping the times in both qual­i­fy­ing ses­sions.

“In Amer­ica Brands Hatch is seen as one of the world’s top tracks, so to come here and look around at all these peo­ple is pretty crazy,” he said.

Sadly the week­end didn’t live up to hopes, as a num­ber of mi­nor prob­lems on a car not used for some time plagued his ef­forts. Sev­enth place from 24th on the grid in Sun­day’s fi­nal race demon­strated what might have been.

O’brien moved into Le­gends at the age of 14 and cel­e­brated his 20th birth­day last month. His sights are set on the Lam­borgh­ini Su­pertro­feo North Amer­ica for 2019. He added: “I would cer­tainly like to spend other week­ends rac­ing in the UK and else­where in Europe.”

O’brien comes from Maine, but is cur­rently based in Las Ve­gas where he works as an in­struc­tor for an or­gan­i­sa­tion which pro­vides ex­otic car ex­pe­ri­ences.

O’brien wants UK Le­gends re­turn

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