Andrew Jordan has withdrawn from the upcoming British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season and has left West Surrey Racing/Team BMW just a month before Donington Park kicks off the revised calendar.
Jordan finished second in 2019 behind teammate Colin Turkington but there were potential issues regarding funding with main sponsor Pirtek pulling out which put into question his place in the 2020 season but a deal was struck.
Despite that though, the 2013 Drivers Champion will not take to the grid this time around leaving the team with the aforementioned four time drivers champion, Turkington and Tom Oliphant with no sign as of yet if a replacement will be sought.
A statement from the team read: “Team BMW and WSR regret to announce that driver Andrew Jordan has made the difficult decision to withdraw from the 2020 British Touring Car Championship.
“We would like to thank Andrew for his immense contribution to our BTCC success story, which includes 10 race wins, three manufacturers’ titles and the runner-up spot in last year’s drivers’ championship, and to wish him the very best for the future.”
Team Principal, Dick Bennetts added: “AJ has made a huge contribution to our BTCC success since 2017 – coming so close to winning last year’s title – and we’re sorry to be losing him. On behalf of all at WSR and Team BMW, we thank him for our seasons together and wish him well for the future.”