• British GT-F3 - Snetterton
  • Modified Live - Snetterton
  • MSV Trackdays
  • MSV Driving Experiences
  • YoungDrive with MSV
Former BTCC champ Jordan switches to Motorbase for 2016

Wednesday, October 28 2015

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship pacesetters Motorbase Performance has signed 2013 champion Andrew Jordan for the 2016 season, signalling its intent in securing the coveted title.

The Wrotham-based team sat out the early half of 2015 due to budget issues, returning to dominate the second half of the season with its Ford Focus. Lead driver Mat Jackson won four races, scoring over half of the points accumulated by eventual champion Gordon Shedden.

By contrast, Jordan endured a winless season with MG, and was rumoured to be leaving the squad by the end of the year. The switch to Motorbase confirms this, and puts both in a strong position ahead of the 2016 season. Long-term sponsor Pirtek will also be transferring to the team.

"The car is obviously very quick and looks very well sorted," said Jordan. "From what I've seen, it looks after its tyres very well and carries the extra weight well.

"You need to have a passion to succeed in the BTCC and we want to be with a team that really wants to win. David and the team at Motorbase have that passion and determination. I want to arrive at race weekends knowing that we're going to be in a position to challenge for race wins."

"It's great to have Andrew on board;" added Motorbase Performance Team Principal David Bartrum. "He's a fantastic driver with a proven BTCC pedigree and has all of the right ingredients to help Motorbase Performance push on and challenge for the BTCC crown.

"He's everything you look for in your driver line-up and as a former champion he understands what is required to compete and win at the very top level. Equally, we're very excited to welcome Pirtek to the Motorbase family. They're a well-known and respected brand and we are very much looking forward to working with them on and off-track.

"2016 is already shaping up really well for Motorbase and Andrew's signing is another building block in our preparation for a full championship title assault next season."

Tickets are available for 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship rounds at Brands Hatch Indy on 2/3 April, Oulton Park on 4/5 June, Snetterton on 30/31 July and Brands Hatch Grand Prix on 1/2 October. Admission prices are frozen until Christmas and entry is free for under-13s. For more information click on the links.