Video: Andrew Jordan joins Motorbase Performance for 2016
Andrew Jordan has joined the Motorbase Performance team for the 2016 British Touring Car Championship campaign.
The 2013 title winner finished fifth in this year's driver's championship after moving to MG Triple Eight back in January.
His new Motorbase team celebrated their most successful race weekend at Brands Hatch, but have yet to experience the feeling of winning a championship, and Jordan believes he can help them achieve this goal.
Speaking exclusively to ITV Sport, he confessed the prospect of winning more silverware – together with the burning ambition of team boss David Bartrum – played a key part in his decision to join the Kent-based outfit.
The 26 year-old said:
Motorbase and Dave Bartrum, I'm sure everyone knows, is hugely, hugely passionate about winning the championship. He's not done it before, I have, so hopefully we can work together and bring the trophy back here.
Jordan also brings long-term sponsor Pirtek to the Motorbase set-up, with a new striking blue, yellow and red livery for the Ford Focus ST set to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
“Andrew is a proven winner and has been the perfect partner for Pirtek,” said Pirtek’s Marketing Manager Tammie Argent-Peters. "The Motorbase Ford Focus represents a real opportunity for Andrew to reclaim his BTCC crown, and I know that everyone at Pirtek will be backing him all the way.”
Motorbase Team Principal Bartrum added: “It’s great to have Andrew on board. He’s a fantastic driver with a proven BTCC pedigree and has all of the right ingredients to help Motorbase Performance push on and challenge for the BTCC crown.
“He’s everything you look for in your driver line-up and as a former champion he understands what is required to compete and win at the very top level;” Bartrum continued. “Equally, we’re very excited to welcome Pirtek to the Motorbase family. They’re a well-known and respected brand and we are very much looking forward to working with them on and off-track.”