BTCC Champ Jordan Happy On Rallycross Return

BTCC Champion Andrew Jordan in the Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST

Reigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan made his return to Rallycross today at Lydden Hill in Kent as the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship hit the UK.

Jordan last raced in Rallycross in 2007 and today on his 25th birthday, he returned to track in an Olsbergs MSE prepared Ford Fiesta ST. The day started with a practice session for all 37 Supercar entries before moving on to the heats.

Heat 1 saw Jordan face reigning Red Bull Global Rallycross champion Toomas Heikkinen, French Rallycross star Davy Jeanney and Bohdan Ludwiczak.

All was going well for Jordan until a puncture struck on the last lap, thankfully he would finish the race and hold on to second place.

“The first heat was really disappointing as I’m sure we could have been in the top six but the puncture dropped us to 11th,” he explained.

The second race of the day would see Jordan go up against the might of Round 1 winner Petter Solberg and his brother Henning, plus Koen Pauwels and Davy Jeanney once again.

While there would be no punctures, Jordan was unable to stop the ever impressive Petter Solberg as he stormed to the finish line over 2 seconds ahead. Jordan would take second place in the heat, but more importantly fourth in the overall results.

“The second heat though was a good race. My target was always to make the top 12 and thus qualify for the semi finals – so overall it’s so far, so good.”

The fourth place, combined with the eleventh from the first heats means Jordan sits in eighth place overnight with the third heat before the finals set to take place at 11.30 tomorrow.