2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan has set his sights on winning the World RX Of Great Britain, when he makes his debut in round four of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Jordan has signed a deal to drive a third Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar at the spiritual home of Rallycross, Lydden Hill in Kent, where he join the squad’s regular drivers Timmy Hansen and Davy Jeanney. Jordan took part in the event in 2014 as a guest driver of Ford Olsbergs MSE in a third Ford Fiesta Supercar, where he finished in third place behind winner Andreas Bakkerud and Robin Larsson.
After testing the Peugeot in France before last weekend’s Thruxton BTCC meeting, Jordan is now targeting victory in his home event and based on Hansen’s two podium finishes from the first two rounds, victory is quite possible.
“The 208 felt incredible! it was very competitive last season and the team has definitely made some major improvements for 2015,” he reported.
“It was great to blow away a few of the cobwebs, as I’m always surprised by just how quick these cars are.”
Racing in his home event for the second time in two years, Jordan is well aware of the task he has set himself.
“Going to Lydden for the first time the aim was to reach the semi final but this time I know I have the pace to be right up there with the top guys, You always need a bit of luck but, after the podium last year, the aim has to be to win!”
While the 2013 BTCC champion cut his competitive teeth in rallycross before switching to circuit racing, his crowd-pleasing podium finish in 2014 was an outstanding performance and one that he thoroughly enjoyed.
“To finish on the podium was one of the coolest things I’ve done in motor sport – it was just an amazing feeling,” he admitted. “I actually felt a bit rusty in terms of rallycross last year – not surprising perhaps as I hadn’t really competed in that form of motor sport for seven years.”
The WorldRX Of Great Britain takes place on 22-24 May at Lydden Hill in Kent.