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Andrew Jordan Signs For Triple Eight Racing

Andrew Jordan will contest the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship behind the wheel of a MG6 GT after joining Triple Eight Racing.

Moving from the family-run Eurotech Racing outfit where he clinched the 2013 title, Jordan joins the reigning manufacturer-constructor champions on a one-year deal with sponsors Pirtek following him.

Speaking on the move, the Red Bull athlete said: “By joining Triple Eight, I can build something exciting for the future. Joining this team gives me the best chance I will have of winning the championship again – it is as simple as that. I’m certainly looking further ahead than just the end of this year. There are many options for me here, and that is what makes this such an exciting deal.

“I want to be more prepared than I have been in the past and this package will allow me to focus 100% on the job of driving. From my pre-event planning and preparation to my mental approach and fitness, I need to make sure that I am more prepared than ever in every aspect. I need to be better, because I didn’t think I was as good in 2014 as I was the year before. I was doing too much.”

Replacing Jason Plato at the Greatworth-based team, the 2015 campaign will be the 25-year-old’s second stint at Triple Eight having driven for them in 2009 where he achieved four podiums and a maiden pole position.

Jordan added: “I’m going back with a lot more experience to try and lead the team to the championship; it’s a hugely exciting challenge.”

Having announced that MG would return with Triple Eight Racing for a fourth successive season late last year, Team Principal Ian Harrison admits that Jordan was the logical choice when opting for a new driver line-up.

Harrison explained: “We knew that we were coming to a bit of a crossroads for 2015, so we had to go out and try and find a replacement for Plato, which is difficult. It was a commercial decision from their side, not ours; but it gave us an opportunity to change things around and that’s sometimes not a bad thing.

Article originally written on Wednesday, 7 January 2015. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.