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Sam Tordoff joins West Surrey Racing

BTCC race winner Sam Tordoff will drive for West Surrey Racing in the British Touring Car Championship, after signing for the teams’ champions for the 2015 campaign.

The 25-year-old, who won one race en route to seventh place in the drivers’ championship last season, moves to the outfit after two years with MG’s factory entry, with whom he made his series debut.

But with the Triple Eight-run team looking in a different direction for 2015, with Jason Plato also departing, Tordoff struck a deal with WSR, and is the first of three drivers that the team has announced for the coming season.

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In high spirits after confirmation of his switch, Tordoff was confident that he had made the right decision for the health of his BTCC career.

“I am delighted to be joining WSR,” said Tordoff. “They’ve just won four different titles in 2014 – including Colin Turkington’s drivers’ championship – so I believe I am joining the best team on the grid.

“I’ve got to know some of the team already and the work ethic at WSR fits perfectly with mine. They’re an extremely professional outfit that plan meticulously to win, so I can’t wait to get started. I’ve had two good seasons in the BTCC but now is the time for me to mount a championship challenge and I feel I’m now at the best place to do exactly that.”

WSR Team Principal Dick Bennetts was thrilled to have captured Tordoff’s services for the 2015 season, and firmly believed that the Yorkshire-based driver would be competitive for his outfit.

“We’ve watched Sam’s development closely over the last few years and he’s progressed extremely well in the BTCC,” he said. “I have enjoyed working with emerging talents throughout my career and we believe Sam has the ability to become a champion in the future.

“Everyone in the team is delighted with his signing and we welcome him to West Surrey Racing, where we hope together we can enjoy great success.”

 Photo courtesy of West Surrey Racing.

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