Jordan Collard will become the latest member of his racing family to take to the track this season as he makes his car-racing debut in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
The 15 year old is the son of Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race-winner Rob Collard and brother to 2015 MSA Formula vice-champion Ricky Collard.
Jordan will follow in the footsteps of his brother by making his racing bow in the Juniors, with Ricky having made an eventual debut in the series at Oulton Park in 2012.
The Hampshire-based racer enters the championship after a successful karting career, having competed in the Mini Max British Championship last season.
He also went on to contest the Ginetta Junior Scholarship in October, with a strong performance seeing him reach the final twelve out of the sixty entrants.
After testing with a number of teams over the winter, Collard has elected to join Total Control Racing and has set his sights on finishing in the top three of the Rookie Cup this year.
“The Ginetta Junior Championship is a great stepping stone to move from karting into car racing, and the fact that it is shown live on ITV4 is fantastic exposure for young racers and their sponsors,” said Collard.
“I had a great time at the scholarship and I am really looking forward to putting everything I learnt there into practice at Brands Hatch next month!”
Jordan will join his father on the BTCC package this season, with Rob racing a West Surrey Racing BMW in the BTCC, while Ricky has moved into the BRDC Formula 4 Championship.
“It’s fantastic news to have Jordan joining TCR for Juniors, we’ve got an absolutely cracking young line-up of talented drivers and there’s a real buzz in the team,” added TCR team boss Lee Brookes.
“Jordan did a great job in the Scholarship final last year and he’s obviously done well in karting so we’re sure he’ll have a strong first season in cars. He has great family support, which is so important for these young drivers, and we’re very much looking forward to working with him.”