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Andrew Jordan impressed with RML parts

Andrew Jordan was left impressed and praising the work RML have achieved after testing Josh Cook’s Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze at Donington Park this past Thursday (4th November).

Having already secured his seat for 2016 with a move to Motorbase Performance from Triple Eight Racing being announced a couple of weeks ago, the 2013 champion was back behind the wheel of NGTC machinery at the request of RML.

After being awarded the TOCA Technical Partner contract, replacing GPRM, the widely renowned engineering company have been working tirelessly to manufacturer updated shared components that teams will be able to use next season. Debuting the new hydraulic power steering unit and uprights on Cook’s car at the Brands Hatch finale, RML have since fitted the full kit to the Jack Sear Trophy winners machine, allowing him to clock significant mileage last month in a final validation test.

Clocking substantial mileage around the 1.96 National layout, 26-year-old Jordan had nothing but positive feedback come the end of the day for RML.

Jordan told BTCC Crazy: “It was really, really good which was pleasing. The car had the full kit bolted on and RML had also fitted their base set-up, which if it was free practice on a race weekend, would be very much in the ball park and give a lot of different options to work with to improve. I did a lot of back-to-back runs and the surprising thing is how positively different the settings are when applied, as opposed to how they reacted when running GPRM components.

“It feels more like a race car now and even has gone back to feeling like the old-spec S2000 cars. The change of direction was impressive, as was the power steering because that has been the main issue everyone has had for the past few years. Overall RML have done a great job and I’m looking forward to further getting a handle on it before next season gets underway.”

It is yet to be confirmed when the Red Bull athlete will hit the track in his Ford Focus for Motorbase Performance as of yet.

Article originally written on Friday, 6 November 2015. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.