Andrew Jordan (racing driver)

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Andrew Jordan
Andrew jordan silvertone2013.JPG
Nationality  British
Born (1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 25)
Sutton Coldfield (England)
Related to Mike Jordan (father)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2008
Current team Pirtek Racing
Car no. 77
Former teams VX Racing
Starts 194
Wins 14
Poles 6
Fastest laps 14
Best finish 1st in 2013
Previous series
2011
2007
2006
2005
British GT Championship
Renault Clio Cup UK
SEAT Cupra Championship
Ginetta Championship
Championship titles
2013
201213
2005
BTCC
BTCC Independents' Trophy
Ginetta Winter Series
Awards
2013 Autosport National Driver of the Year

Andrew Jordan (born 24 May 1989 in Sutton Coldfield) is a British auto racing driver, who drives in the British Touring Car Championship. He is the 2013 British Touring Car Champion.

Racing career[edit]

Rallycross[edit]

He first started racing in Rallycross. In 2003 he entered the Ford Rally Academy, and he went on to win the Winter Junior Rallycross Championship. The next year, he was the BTRDA Junior Rallycross Champion, and won the title of best newcomer in the British Junior series. In 2005 he won four different titles, the Junior Rallycross, BTRDA Rallycross, Super Series junior and the Ginetta Winterseries. In 2006 he was the youngest ever driver and race winner in the British Rallycross Supercar class, in a Team Eurotech Ford Focus. The protégé of 1992 European Rallycross Champion Will Gollop made it to runner-up in the 2007 British Rallycross Championship, with three wins.

Jordan made a return to rallycross in 2014 when he competed in the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill, finishing third.[1]

Renault Clio Cup[edit]

After driving some races in the 2006 SEAT Cupra Championship, he raced in the 2007 Renault Clio Cup, which supports the British Touring Car Championship. Driving for his father's team, he finished twelfth in the championship with a best result of second, coming in the opening round at Brands Hatch.

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

Eurotech Racing (2008)[edit]

Jordan competing in the fourth event of the 2009 BTCC season at Oulton Park.

In 2008, it was announced that he would join his father Mike Jordan (himself an experienced touring car and sportscar driver) as part of a two car Team Eurotech in the British Touring Car Championship. This was the first time a father and son would drive together in series history and both drove ex-Team Dynamics Honda Integras. The teenager's first season was a successful one, despite some reliability problems from his ageing but competitive Integra. This included two podiums, at Oulton Park and Knockhill. He finished the season in thirteenth place, one place ahead of his father.

VX Racing (2009)[edit]

For 2009 it was announced that he would continue in the BTCC in a Vauxhall Vectra for the works Vauxhall team alongside Fabrizio Giovanardi and Matt Neal.[2] Jordan scored his first pole position at the third round of the season at Donington Park, becoming the youngest driver to do so in BTCC history. He held this record until Alex MacDowall took pole position at Snetterton the following season. Having achieved a best result of second on three occasions, he finished the season 10th in the Drivers Standings behind his teammates. Vauxhall withdrew from the BTCC as a works team at the end of the season.

Pirtek Racing (2010–)[edit]

Jordan driving for Pirtek Racing at Thruxton in the 2012 BTCC season.

In 2010, Jordan rejoined his family-run team now under the Pirtek Racing banner, running a Vectra with a turbo engine prepared by TOCA to the NGTC regulations which would power all the cars from 2011 onwards.[3] He scored his first series win in the third race of round five at Croft, having started from pole due to the reverse grid system.[4] At Snetterton, Jordan was hampered by an engine failure which prevented him from starting the final race of the weekend.[5] He took a second win in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch, again a reversed grid race.

In 2011 Pirtek Racing expanded to two cars to run Jordan and Jeff Smith[6] Jordan only scored points in one race at Brands Hatch but he followed this with a string of five consecutive podiums, including a race win at Donington Park. Results were average for the rest of the season apart from two further podiums. He finished 6th in the Drivers Championship and 3rd in the Independents' Trophy.

In 2012 Pirtek Racing ran two Team Dynamics prepared NGTC Honda Civics.[7] Jordan took pole position for the third round of the championship at Thruxton but retired at the start of the first race having spun out at the first corner in the wet conditions.

Jordan stayed with the team in 2013.[8] He took pole position for the opening round of the season at Brands Hatch after deteriorating track conditions due to a snow shower prevented drivers from improving their times.[9] He finished second in the first race behind Jason Plato having collided with the MG driver at the final corner while attempting to take the lead of the race.[10]

Jordan won the 2013 BTCC at the final round at Brands Hatch GP circuit on 13 October 2013

Other Activities[edit]

In 2011, Jordan contested a one off race meeting for Team-LNT in the opening round of the British GT Championship season at Oulton Park, driving a Ginetta G55 GT3.[11] He finished 15th in class in the first race and retired from the second race.

Racing Record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts
2008 John Guest Racing Honda Integra Type-R BRH
1

15
BRH
2

14
BRH
3

9
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

Ret
DON
1

5
DON
2

6
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

10
THR
2

9
THR
3

Ret
CRO
1

10
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

10
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

9
OUL
3

3*
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

9
KNO
3

3
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

20
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

7
13th 56
2009 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

Ret
THR
1

3
THR
2

18
THR
3

16
DON
1

2
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

11
OUL
1

10
OUL
2

6
OUL
3

2
CRO
1

8
CRO
2

7
CRO
3

4
SNE
1

12*
SNE
2

12
SNE
3

4
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

10
KNO
3

7
SIL
1

12
SIL
2

6
SIL
3

15
ROC
1

7
ROC
2

8
ROC
3

2*
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

Ret
10th 114
2010 Pirtek Racing Vauxhall Vectra THR
1

14
THR
2

15
THR
3

14
ROC
1

7
ROC
2

5
ROC
3

4
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

5
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

16
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

10
CRO
2

7
CRO
3

1*
SNE
1

9
SNE
2

6
SNE
3

Ret
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

18
SIL
3

Ret
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

8
KNO
3

8
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

9
DON
3

7*
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

1*
10th 101
2011 Pirtek Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

16
BRH
2

6
BRH
3

20
DON
1

2
DON
2

1*
DON
3

2
THR
1

3
THR
2

3
THR
3

7
OUL
1

10
OUL
2

4
OUL
3

3
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

3
CRO
3

4
SNE
1

12
SNE
2

9
SNE
3

14
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

9
KNO
3

7
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

13
ROC
3

8
BRH
1

DNS
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

8
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

5
SIL
3

5
6th 143
2012 Pirtek Racing Honda Civic BRH
1

6
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

2*
DON
1

6
DON
2

5
DON
3

6
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

10
THR
3

5
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

4
CRO
2

4
CRO
3

3
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

1*
SNE
3

5
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

7
KNO
3

4
ROC
1

2
ROC
2

7*
ROC
3

4
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

9
SIL
3

7
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

4
BRH
3

4
4th 346
2013 Pirtek Racing Honda Civic BRH
1

2
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

6
DON
1

2
DON
2

1*
DON
3

13
THR
1

11*
THR
2

4
THR
3

3
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

5
OUL
3

1*
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

5
CRO
3

3
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

1*
SNE
3

7
KNO
1

8
KNO
2

6
KNO
3

1*
ROC
1

1*
ROC
2

8
ROC
3

1*
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

2*
SIL
3

5
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

9
1st 396
2014 Pirtek Racing Honda Civic BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

13
DON
1

3
DON
2

4
DON
3

5
THR
1

1*
THR
2

2*
THR
3

4
OUL
1

15
OUL
2

10
OUL
3

8
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

4
CRO
3

1*
SNE
1

-
SNE
2

-
SNE
3

-
KNO
1

-
KNO
2

-
KNO
3

-
ROC
1

-
ROC
2

-
ROC
3

-
SIL
1

-
SIL
2

-
SIL
3

-
BRH
1

-
BRH
2

-
BRH
3

-
3rd* 200*

* Season in progress.

Complete British GT Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap in class)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Pts
2011 Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT3 OUL
1

17
OUL
2

Ret
SNE BRH SPA
1
SPA
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
DON 31st 0
Rollcentre Racing SIL
Ret

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ridge, Hal (25 May 2014). "Bakkerud wins, Jordan takes podium". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Andrew Jordan joins Vauxhall factory team, TouringCarTimes.
  3. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2009-12-02). "Jordan rejoins family team for 2010". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Jordan praises Pirtek after 'amazing' breakthrough". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Double score and disappointment for Jordan". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  6. ^ Jeff Smith joins Eurotech in a Vauxhall Vectra, TouringCarTimes.
  7. ^ Pirtek Racing to run two NGTC Hondas in 2012, TouringCarTimes.
  8. ^ "Smith joins Jordan at Pirtek". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 18 February 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Gallagher, Ian (30 March 2013). "Andrew Jordan takes pole at snow-hit Brands Hatch". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jason Plato wins thriller". British Touring Car Championship. TOCA. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Andrew Jordan to make British GT debut, British GT Championship.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gordon Shedden
British Touring Car Championship
Champion

2013
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Awards and achievements
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Gordon Shedden
Autosport Awards
National Driver of the Year

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