Andrew Jordan Looks to Seal His First BTCC Championship
Brands Hatch in Kent will host the final round of the British Touring Car Championship. Five drivers head into the weekend with a mathematical chance of taking the title, four have won it before, three are works factory drivers, two are multiple champions and BTCC legends, and one has a 34 point advantage. Andrew Jordan, the only title contender left who has not previously won the championship has a healthy points lead going into the final round, a fact that is overshadowed by the very nature of the BTCC and the quality of rivals he has nipping at his heals. Only one thing is certain; anything can happen in the BTCC.
The infamous Brand Hatch GP circuit has claimed many would be champions in the past, Paddock Hill Bend being a notorious tripping point for the front wheel drive cars; something Jordan’s rivals will be willing to exploit. However despite his baby face Andrew Jordan in the Team Pirtek Honda Civic sponsored by Racetech Seats is no new kid on the block. He has reaped the benefits of consistency this season, finishing every race in the points; which if he continues at the final round he will be only the third driver ever to finish in the points in every race, in a BTCC season.
“We need to be sensible, especially in the first race. We need to finish the first race and then try and wrap up the title as soon as possible. It will be a strong circuit for us, but anything can happen. Up to this point we’ve done everything we can and hopefully that will continue at Brands” said Andrew.
Andrew has an old head on young shoulders, despite his youth he knows how to win championships, becoming British Rally Cross champion is his younger years. With the guidance of his father Mike Jordan a BTCC veteran in his own right, and a tight knit team, Andrew has a great chance to accomplish his dream this weekend and become BTCC Champion!
Qualifying starts on Saturday 12 October at 15.45, the first of three BTCC races will be at 11.30 on Sunday, with race two at 14.20 and race three at 17.00. All three races will be broadcast live on ITV4. Qualifying will be broadcast live at www.itv.com and live results from the weekend will be available at www.tsl-timing.com.