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25 Jan 2014

Coming home: Over Jordan

Category: ERC, News Posted 25.01.14 10:58 by

Reigning BTCC champ Andrew Jordan has announced a sporadic return to Rallycross by competing in the Lydden Hill round of the WorldRX series.

 

Andrew Jordan, the 2007 MSA British Rallycross Championship runner-up to Irishman Ollie O’Donovan and 2013 British Touring Car Champion, has revealed the news that he is going to enter the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship series at his native Lydden Hill Circuit. The 24-year-old Englishman, who started his motorsport career in Rallycross to become the protégé of 1992 ERC winner Will Gollop, is set to drive an almost 600bhp strong Ford Fiesta Mk7 ST SuperCar of the Swedish OlsbergsMSE team. Jordan has recently come to an agreement with OMSE to work for their regular competitors as a driver coach, alongside double World Rally Champion Finn Marcus Grönholm.

“Those SuperCars are just unreal to drive,” said Jordan. “The horsepower is one thing, but the torque is phenomenal. The engine just keeps pulling and pulling until you get right into a corner. They are totally brilliant bits of kit!” As well as being bowled over by the technology, Jordan is looking forward to getting back to Lydden Hill – a venue he knows inside out. “Obviously I know Lydden well as it is the home of British Rallycross,” he continued. “I did my second ever race there in a Mini and I remember beating Pat Doran [nowadays the circuit owner] in what was my final SuperCar race, so I have lots of good memories. The sport now, though, is very different with World Championship status. I’m very, very excited about it!”

 

Photo: Andrew Jordan pictured Thursday last at the OMSE workshops in Sweden. © Qba/ERC24