ANDREW JORDAN TO REMAIN ON BTCC GRID UNTIL AT LEAST 2021 AFTER EXTENDING PIRTEK DEAL

Andrew Jordan is set to remain in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship until at least the end of 2021 after extending his deal with long-time sponsors Pirtek UK.

The new three-year deal is set to come into play at the end of the 2018 campaign, further strengthening a partnership that has been in place for more than a decade.

Beginning in 2004 when Andrew’s father Mike competed in the British GT Championship, Pirtek have adorned the side of Jordan racing cars as headline sponsors across a variety of different categories, including Rallycross and the Renault UK Clio Cup.

Since moving into the BTCC in 2008, the Jordan/Pirtek relationship has continued to thrive with plenty of success along the way; including three Independent Drivers’ titles and the overall crown in 2013.

Looking to add a second title this year as he continues with West Surrey Racing, the 28-year-old is elated to have further cemented his strong ties with Pirtek.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be able to extend my deal with Pirtek for another three years – particularly when we still have a year to run on our current deal,” Jordan said.

“Back when our deal with Pirtek first started, we couldn’t have imagined it would have become the long-term partnership it is now, and one of the most long-standing relationships in British motorsport.

“What we have with Pirtek is much more than just a traditional sponsorship deal; we have a special relationship that has developed from working with [marketing manager] Tammie Argent-Peters and her team through the years, and that works for all parties involved.

“That is something that I am extremely proud of as relationships like that rarely come along, and I’m looking forward to working with Tammie to explore new ways in which we can showcase our partnership – in both the BTCC and elsewhere – in the coming years.

“For me personally, it is huge to have the security of a new multi-year deal as it allows me to focus on the job I have to do on track, and I feel we are in a fantastic position to challenge for top honours together for another four years.”

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