Andrew Jordan secured a top three finish during the second round of the 2014 World Rallycross Championship held at Lydden Hill, Kent, his first outing in Rallycross since 2007.
Jordan, the 2013 British Touring Car Championship drivers’ Champion and current Championship leader returned to Rallycross in a Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta, Jordan’s main focus – the BTCC – is currently on a five week break. Jordan celebrated his 25th Birthday during the Lydden Hill weekend
In a field of 37 cars including former World Rally Championship driver Petter Solberg – the winner of the opening round of the 2014 campaign – Jordan fought his way past the opposition to join Olsbergs MSE team-mate Andreas Bakkerud on the podium with a 1-3 finish, with Robin Larsson completing the podium.
“If you’d told me at the start of the weekend that I’d be on the podium today then I would have been smiling from ear to ear,” said the Pirtek Racing driver. “I was driving like a bit of an idiot in the heats and then I had to rein it in. I started off the back of the grid for the final but then I had a good, clean race.
“We were quick throughout but I still never thought a podium would be possible – to achieve it in my first World Championship event and on home soil, I honestly can’t believe it. The support from the crowd was fantastic, too. I really couldn’t have asked for very much more,” Jordan added.
Rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship take place in 10 days time, on the 7th and 8th June at Oulton Park, where Jordan arrives with an 8 point advantage at the top of the standings.