Sam Tordoff: “WSR Is Where I Want To Stay For 2016”


Sam Tordoff says that he intends to stay put at West Surrey Racing for next year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, ahead of the final round of a fruitful first season with the BMW outfit.

The Leeds racer’s switch from Triple Eight Racing and MG has seen him thrive despite the change to rear-wheel drive BTCC machinery, collecting two wins at both Oulton Park and Croft circuit.

Tordoff says that he intends to stay put at WSR for 2016, although he confirmed that no deals have been put in place among the team as of yet.

“I don’t really want to go anywhere else”, Tordoff told The Checkered Flag when discussing his future at the squad. “Absolutely nothing has been signed yet. Nothing at all, but this is where I want to be and I hope that they want me too.”

Tordoff is now mathematically out of championship contention for the first time this season, currently sixth overall with his sights set on stealing fifth spot in the standings from Andrew Jordan.

The BMW man said that a title push was not realistically on his mind in 2015, stating: “This has been probably more a learning year for a better push at the championship.

“I’m happy with where I am, happy with the team and I think we have huge potential.”

WSR will hand over their crowns this weekend at Brands Hatch GP’s season finale, although five wins in 2015 between Tordoff and team-mate Rob Collard give the former high hopes for improvement in 2016.

Tordoff concluded: “We need to work on a few issues with the package, which is primarily the power and the engine. If only we could have an engine with as much power as Motorbase do. If we can nail that, then we’ll be mighty next year.”

Sam Tordoff 2015 In Numbers:

Wins2
Poles1
Podiums5
Top 5s12
Top 10s20
Championship pos.6th (256 pts)
2014 overall points255 pts