Having wowed us with his father Mike in their Austin A40 at the Revival last year (main pic) and impressed recently with his prowess in a BTCC Honda Civic around a drenched Goodwood, it comes as little surprise that Triple Eight has selected the midlander to replace Jason Plato to drive in this year’s BTCC in an MG. It is of course possible that his 43 podiums, 14 victories and one championship in the BTCC had a greater impact on their decision!
The move does however mean a split from the family-run Eurotech team, which he has raced with each year apart from 2009 when he drove a Vauxhall Vectra for Triple Eight. ‘I’ve been there [Eurotech] the whole time bar 2009’ says Jordan, ‘and had some great times – winning the BTCC in 2013 is the best time I’ve had in racing – but the time was right to move away. I’m going to have to dig deep and lead the team in a different way. I was in my second year [when he joined in 2009] and way too inexperienced to go into that role.’
Red Bull-backed Andrew and his father Mike were responsible for one of the great sights at the Revival meeting, only just losing out to Anthony Reid and Justin Law in their MkI Jaguar in the two-part St Mary’s Trophy race. The pair can be seen doing battle again at the 73rd Members’ Meeting in March, with Andrew at the helm of the rapid Nick Swift Mini in the Gerry Marshall Trophy and Mike piloting a Porsche 911 in the John Aldington Trophy.