Andrew Jordan remains with WSR for 2019 BTCC campaign

Andrew Jordan remains with WSR for 2019 BTCC campaign

Andrew Jordan
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Andrew Jordan will remain with West Surrey Racing to compete in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship, with the 29-year-old continuing under the BMW Pirtek Racing banner.

Jordan first joined WSR for the 2016 season, and since then has gone on to win four races with the team, taking his total victory tally to 20, whilst also finishing fifth overall in the 2018 season after claiming one victory and six podium finishes.

The Lichfield racer also led more laps than any other driver last year, although he ultimately fell short of mounting a full title tilt and after Donington Park was never again within 30 points of the series lead.

Jordan will be aiming to help BMW to retain the Manufacturers’ title in 2019.

“I’m delighted to stay with BMW Pirtek Racing for a third season in the BTCC,” said Jordan. “WSR are a fantastic team who always extract the maximum from the BMW no matter what circuit we’re at, and the environment is perfectly set-up so that everybody can get as much out of each other as possible.

“I’ve won races in both my seasons here and last year was in title contention until the penultimate round, so that’s a really encouraging platform on which to build for 2019.

“I think the BTCC is the best place to be for a touring car driver right now. The level of competition is higher than it’s ever been, and we had a record number of winners last year.

“I can’t wait to get started at Brands Hatch in April.”

WSR Team Principal Dick Bennetts is pleased to be able to maintain some consistency in his driver line-up for the coming season, with Jordan partnering reigning champion Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant, who will be running under the ‘Team BMW’ banner.

“It’s great news that Andrew and Pirtek will remain part of the WSR family for a third straight year,” added Bennetts. “AJ is a champion, pure and simple, was the best rear-wheel-drive qualifier last year and could easily have finished in the top three in the points had it not been for a couple of factors outside of his control that cost him more podiums.

“With AJ, Colin and Tom we have a superb line-up confirmed for our BMWs in 2019 and we will, as ever, be aiming to do the very best we can at every circuit and see where that puts us at the end of the year.”