West Surrey Racing have confirmed that Andrew Jordan will remain with the team in 2020, completing Team BMW’s British Touring Car Championship line-up.
Jordan had previously said that it was unlikely he would remain on the BTCC grid in 2020, after losing his long term backers, Pirtek, but the 30-year-old has been able to get together the required package to remain with the team, alongside Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant.
Jordan had a strong season in 2019, narrowly missing out on the title to team-mate, Colin Turkington, and he is hoping to be able to fight for the championship win again in 2020.
“I’m over the moon to make this announcement today.” said Jordan.
“Ever since Pirtek – who have been incredible supporters of mine for a decade – told me that motorsport no longer featured in their plans last summer, I’ve been trying desperately to piece together a deal to remain in the BTCC with WSR.
“It’s taken a while, but thanks to BMW UK, WSR and our commercial partners, I can now go into Christmas knowing that my 2020 plans are sorted.
“After winning more races than anyone else and coming so close to winning my second BTCC title last year, the aim is to go one better and I absolutely have the best team around me I could possibly hope for to make that dream a reality. I can’t wait.”
WSR Team Principal, Dick Bennetts has said that he was impressed with Jordan’s determination in 2019, and that with his line-up now confirmed for 2020, he is looking forward for another championship battle next year.
“I’m really pleased to be able to announce this news today.” added Bennetts.
“AJ is one of the finest BTCC drivers not just of the current crop, but of this whole generation, and he showed incredible determination and fighting spirit this year to turn what could have been a complete loss after the Donington incident into a final-round battle for the championship.
“With Colin Turkington, Tom Oliphant and now AJ forming a three-pronged line-up and a BMW 330i M Sport that is undergoing a development programme during the winter, we have one of, if not the strongest line-ups in recent BTCC seasons and a car to challenge for more championships.”