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