Sam Tordoff

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Sam Tordoff
Sam tordoff silverstone2013.JPG
Nationality  British
Born (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 25)
Bradford (England)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2010
Current team MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save
Car no. 88
Starts 57
Wins 2
Poles 3
Fastest laps 4
Best champ.
finish
6th in 2013
Previous series
201112
201112
200910
Porsche Supercup
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Renault Clio Cup
Awards
2010–11 BRDC Rising Star

Samuel Lewis Tordoff (born 19 April 1989 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) is a British racing car driver. He has previously driven in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB but currently competes in the British Touring Car Championship for MG KX Momentum Racing. He is the grandson of rally driver Jack Tordoff.

Racing career[edit]

Renault Clio Cup UK[edit]

In February 2009, Tordoff joined the Renault Clio Cup UK grid with Total Control Racing.[1] He took his first podium finish in the Saturday race at Snetterton with second place behind Alex MacDowall, then followed this up by taking his maiden win with a lights to flag victory ahead of championship leader Phil Glew.[2] Tordoff finished eighth in his first season of car racing.

He continued in the Clio Cup in 2010, where he finished on the podium at 12 out of the 18 races he competed in. Tordoff took his first win of the year in race two at Snetterton in almost the same circumstances as his first, the previous season.[3] He finished third in the championship having missed the final round at Brands Hatch to race in the British Touring Car Championship, becoming the fifth Clio Cup graduate to compete in the BTCC, in 2010.

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

Triple 8 Race Engineering (2010; 2013–)[edit]

He made his British Touring Car Championship debut competing in the final meeting of the 2010 season at Brands Hatch, driving a Vauxhall Vectra for Uniq Racing with Triple Eight.[4] In the final round he placed tenth, scoring one championship point.

Tordoff returned to the BTCC in 2013 driving for Triple 8 Race Engineering, now branded as MG KX Momentum Racing where he raced alongside Jason Plato.[5] He claimed his first podium finish in the BTCC in the third race of the season at Brands Hatch, finishing third behind the Team Dynamics Hondas.[6] He secured his first BTCC pole position at Snetterton, leading an MG 1–2 ahead of Plato.[7]

Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain[edit]

In 2011 it was announced that he would be driving for Team Parker Racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. He had a best result of third in the Porsche Carrera World Cup race at the Nürburgring and he won a set of tyres at Rockingham, courtesy of series sponsor Michelin.[8] Tordoff finished the championship seventh in his first season.

Tordoff stayed at Team Parker Racing for 2012 where he would race alongside fellow Yorkshire racers Richard Plant and Daniel Lloyd.[9] He took his first win in the series at Oulton Park having started from pole position and resisted race long pressure from championship leader Michael Meadows.[10] He went on to win both races at Snetterton and won the season finale at Brands Hatch; he finished third in the championship, 46 points behind champion Meadows and 8 points behind second placed Ben Barker.

Porsche Supercup[edit]

Tordoff was one of seven drivers from the Porsche Carrera Cup GB to compete in the Silverstone round of the Porsche Supercup in 2011.[11] He competed in the race once again in 2012, finishing 12th as best of the Great Britain championship entrants.[12]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 2 points awarded 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 DC Points
2009 Total Control Racing Renault Clio Cup 197/200 BRH
1

15
BRH
2

11
THR
1

13
THR
2

6
DON
1

10
DON
2

11
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

Ret
CRO
1

13
CRO
2

11
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

10
SNE
1

2
SNE
2

1
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

6
ROC
1

8
ROC
2

3
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

Ret
8th 261
2010 Total Control Racing Renault Clio Cup 200 THR
1

2
THR
2

3
ROC
1

2
ROC
2

Ret
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

Ret
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

2
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

3
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

1
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

6
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

10
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

3
BRH
1
BRH
2
3rd 382

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 awarded 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 DC Pts
2010 Uniq Racing with Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
BRH
1

17
BRH
2

11
BRH
3

10
23rd 1
2013 MG KX Momentum Racing MG 6 BRH
1

4
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

3
DON
1

6
DON
2

6
DON
3

4
THR
1

4
THR
2

7
THR
3

8
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

21
OUL
3

7
CRO
1

7
CRO
2

21
CRO
3

7
SNE
1

1*
SNE
2

18
SNE
3

5
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

8
KNO
3

Ret
ROC
1

16
ROC
2

5
ROC
3

6
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

4
SIL
3

14
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

12
6th 286
2014 MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG 6 BRH
1

10
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

12
DON
1

2
DON
2

1*
DON
3

14
THR
1

10
THR
2

11
THR
3

9
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

9
OUL
3

6
CRO
1

9
CRO
2

7
CRO
3

12
SNE
1

NC
SNE
2

9
SNE
3

7
KNO
1

24*
KNO
2

18
KNO
3

13
ROC
1

2
ROC
2

3
ROC
3

8
SIL
1

-
SIL
2

-
SIL
3

-
BRH
1

-
BRH
2

-
BRH
3

-
8th* 185*

* Season in progress..

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded 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 Pos Pts
2011 Team Parker Racing Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1

5
BRH
2

4
DON
1

8
DON
2

Ret
THR
1

9
THR
2

9
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

10
NÜR
201
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

9
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

8
ROC
1

11
ROC
2

Ret
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

4
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

10
7th 145
2012 Team Parker Racing Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1

4
BRH
2

4
DON
1

4
DON
2

4
THR
1

10
THR
2

12
OUL
1

1
OUL
2

3
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

5
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

1
KNO
1

3
KNO
2

Ret
ROC
1

7
ROC
2

4
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

5
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

1
3rd 274
Notes
  1. ^ – Part of Porsche Carrera World Cup race.

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
2011 Schnabl Engineering TUR ESP1 MON ESP2 GBR
15
GER HUN BEL ITA UAE1 UAE2 NC‡ 0‡
2012 Nass Court Team Parker BHR1 BHR2 ESP1 MON ESP2 GBR
12
GER HUN1 HUN2 BEL ITA NC‡ 0‡

‡ Guest driver – Not eligible for points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Control Racing Among Four Additions To Clio Cup Grid". Renaultsport UK (Renault Sport). 5 February 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rookie racer Tordoff secures maiden win at Snetterton". Renaultsport UK (Renault Sport). 3 August 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tordoff finally secures first win after almost a year". Renaultsport UK. Renault Sport. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Hudson, Neil (23 September 2010). "Tordoff to drive second Triple Eight Vectra at Brands". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Gallagher, Ian (31 January 2013). "Sam Tordoff confirmed at MG with Jason Plato". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Scott (31 March 2013). "Brands Hatch BTCC: Neal Heads Remarkable Honda 1-2". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tordoff takes maiden pole". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tordoff wins Michelin award in Carrera Cup at Rockingham". Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain. Porsche UK. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Yorkshire trio races for Porsche Carrera title". Harrogate News (Web Hosting UK Ltd.). 30 March 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sam Tordoff scores first victory in Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Oulton Park". Escapement (Escapement.uk.com Limited). 12 June 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Silverstone Supercup opportunity for Carrera Cup GB racers". Porsche Supercup. Porsche AG. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tordoff finishes highest wildcard at Silverstone Supercup round". BTCCweekends (Just Host). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 

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