When we caught up with Andrew Jordan at the circuit last year, he was already looking towards the 73rd Members’ Meeting. ‘I’d love to drive something like a Capri,’ he said. But it seems the rear-wheel-drive Ford will have to wait for another occasion; he has secured a seat in Nick Swift’s Patrick Motorsport Mini 1275 GT, pictured here at last year’s 72MM.
Hustling a Mini around Goodwood at speed requires a lot of commitment (take a look at this video of Nick Swift himself doing so in a Cooper at 2013’s Revival), so it will be fascinating to watch the former BTCC champion compete in the Gerry Marshall Trophy in which he will be up against the likes of Chevrolet Camaros, Triumph Dolomites, Rover SD1s and, yes, Ford Capris.
This outing marks his Members’ Meeting debut, although he is of course no stranger to Goodwood having competed at Revival twice – most notably last year, when he raced his own Austin A40 to second place in the St Mary’s Trophy with his father Mike.
Last week, Andrew announced a move from his family’s Eurotech Honda team to the Triple Eight-run works MG team for this year’s BTCC season. He’s hoping to add another touring car title to the one he claimed in 2013.
Good luck, Andrew!