It was announced this morning that the 2013 Dunlop MSA BTCC champion Andrew Jordan will be moving teams for the 2016 season just a year with the MG triple eight racing team. Jordan will be joining the Motorbase team running the ford focus that look the BTCC by storm in the second half of the 2015 season.
By the high standards Jordan had set in previous years 2015 wasn’t a good year through struggles to get the set up exactly how he wanted it and finding raw speed in the car but he was still in the championship, albeit an outsider, going into the final round at Brands Hatch showing the mark of a great driver.
After not claiming a win last season he moves to David Bartrum’s Motorbase team which picked up regular race wins from Snetterton onwards last season. It is of course not a 100% representation of the car as they didn’t have any championship ballast added to car, but the raw speed looked undeniable. Jordan will be taking the Pirtek backing with him once again and it will be fantastic to see the ford in the bright blue and yellow colours and more importantly Jordan back amongst race wins and fighting for the title.
The other BTCC news that was announced this week was the 2016 regulations and the only change from last season is that race two will no longer be set due to fastest lap times from race one. This did bring up a few issues and people starting from the back and not engaging properly in the race to set a quick time, therefore instead the grid will revert to the 2014 way where the grid will be set in the order race one finished.
Now one driver has been announced it could lead to a few more announcing where they plan to race in 2016 as the busy off season for the BTCC gets going.