Andrew Jordan confirmed that he and his Pirtek Racing squad would want to be racing in the latest Honda equipment for the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season, pending the manufacturer’s action for next year.
Jordan’s Eurotech squad have raced this season with the Civic hatchback that he clinched the 2013 title with, while the works Team Dynamics outfit made a bold switch to a Civic Tourer estate and VTEC engine for 2014.
The 25-year-old commented after Silverstone that, regardless of the plans of the works squad for next season, both himself and Pirtek Racing would want to race with the same engine specification and machinery should Honda switch to a newer model.
Honda’s participation in 2015 remains still a question yet to be answered, with Honda themselves having spoken of their desire to continue as a works manufacturer in BTCC – the new Civic Type R model potentially an option following its launch.
“I want to be in the latest car for next season, regardless of what the works team are doing”, Jordan told The Checkered Flag following the action from the penultimate round at Silverstone.
“I’m not asking for more support, as those guys are working very close with us anyway, it’s just a case of keeping up to date with the machinery so that we don’t miss out.”
Jordan’s Eurotech-run squad has been an Independent outfit since the 2010 BTCC season, initially racing Vauxhall machinery before working closely with the works Yuasa Racing team over the past three years with the current Civic.
The reigning champion hinted of more opportunities, but believes that the questions surrounding the Dynamics squad will soon be answered and does not expect them to disappear from the grid, despite the works squad picking up a suspended ban regarding comments following this year’s Rockingham meeting.
“I’d be very surprised if they aren’t here next year, but we have another option that we’re looking at.”