Andrew Jordan to make FIA World Rallycross debut at Lydden


Andrew Jordan will compete in the British round of the new FIA World Rallycross Championship behind the wheel of an Olsbergs MSE prepared Ford Fiesta Super Car.

Jordan who is the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 2013 champion learnt his craft in rallycross. The highlight was when he drove winning the British Supercar title in 2007. Although his main focus for 2014 will be to defend his BTCC crown with Pirtek Racing.

“They are just unreal to drive,” said Andrew. “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 well. “Obviously I know Lydden well as it’s the home of British rallycross,” he continued. “I did my second ever race there in a Mini and I remember beating Pat Doran 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!”

It has also been announced has a role as a test driver and driver coach with Olsbergs  MSE for the coming season.  This came with the announcement of their Drivers for their ambitious 2014 plans. Fielding two supercars in not only the FIA World Rallycross Championship but two in both Global Rallycross and Rallycross SuperCar Scandinavia.

Possibly the surprise package is that Andreas Bakkerud is joining OMSE from LD Motorsport where he finished fourth in the European Championship in his rookie year. Joining him as team mate will be the 2013 Super 1600 runaway champion Reinis Nitišs. with the driving talents of these two coupled with the engineering expertise of OMSE and Ford they will certainly be in the reckoning for the coming season/