AndrewJordan is one of the best known British touring cars drivers and one of the leaders of the new generation of the UK racing talents. He was born in Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham on May 24, 1989. His father Mike Jordan also was the relatively successful racing driver.
Start in the British rallycross championship
Andrew’s start was in Rallycross Championship in 2003 and in the following year he has won his first title becoming BTRDA Junior Rallycross champion. The season of 2005 was extremely good as he has won four different titles. His talent was obvious, so it wasn't surprising when in 2006 he became the youngest ever driver in the British Rallycross Supercar class. Furthermore, Andrew managed to win a race the same season.
Andrew Jordan returned to Rallycross in 2014
Preparing for the BTCC
In 2007, Jordan’s progress continued and he became the series runner-up after he has won three races. The same year he has appeared in Renault Clio Cup, driving for his father’s team, scoring a couple of solid results to finish 12th overall what was a good achievement for the young and inexperienced driver.
Racing in the British Touring Cars Championship
Driving in the Renault Cup was just a preparation for what will happen in the following campaign. Jordan debuted in the British Touring Cars Championship, driving alongside his father for Eurotech Racing team. That was the first time in the history of the series that father and son competing together. The rookie did well, clinched two podium finishes and claimed 13th position in the championship driving an unreliable Honda Integra.
Andrew with his father Mike at Goodwood
Moving to VX Racing for the 2009 BTCC campaign, Jordan made a small progress driving a Vauxhall Vectra. He became the youngest ever pole sitter in the history of BTTC after being fastest in the qualifying session at Donington Park but that record stood for only one season. Jordan at the end of the year was 10th, having four podiums in his books.
Move to Pirtek Racing and first win
In 2010 Andrew again changed the team, becoming a driver of Pirtek Racing, but still was in the seat of the same car. He will remember that season after his first win, at Croft while in the last race of the season at Brands Hatch he scored another victory. Unfortunately, Jordan couldn’t finish better than 10th, just as in the previous year.
Video - 2013 BTCC champion
In 2011, his last year behind the wheel of Vauxhall Vectra, Andrew continued to pave the way to the top of the British Touring Cars Championship. Two wins, six podiums spots, and numerous finishes in the points enabled him to take 6th place in the championship what was a respectable result. At the same time, Jordan appeared in the British GT Championship as a guest, driving for Century Motorsport at Oulton Park, but he wasn’t impressive.
Pirtek Racing, Honda Civic
The following year was even better for the Pirtek Racing driver who has finished a season in 4th place. Andrew claimed only one victory but throughout the whole campaign, he was in very stable form. Jordan missed scoring points in only 3 out of 30 races. Driving a new Honda Civic, Jordan finished 4th in the standings announcing that he soon could be a real title contender.
Andrew Jordan wins 2013 BTCC crown
Probably a bit surprisingly, Andrew Jordan became the BTCC champion in 2013. He had five wins on his account before the final round at Brands Hatch but still haven’t secured the title. Despite relatively unconvincing performances in the last round, he eventually became the champion, beating Gordon Shedden by a margin of seven points.
Andrew Jordan, 2013 BTCC champion
He started defending his crown very well, but in the second half of the season, his form dropped significantly and at the end of the year Jordan was 5th. In 2014, Andrew started to compete in the selected events of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and finished third on his debut at Lyddon Hill.
Second car in two years
The same result as in 2014 he achieved in the following BTCC season, too. After five years, Jordan failed to take a race win, probably because the change of the car, from Honda to MG 6 GT, hasn’t proved to be as good as it was expected.
With his Ford Focus
Another change had happened before the start of the 2016 campaign. Still a member of Pirtek Racing, Andrew Jordan now jumped from the seat of MG to the seat of Ford Focus ST, prepared by Motorbase Performance.
Jordan scored two wins during the season, at Thruxton and Silverstone, to finish 8th in the final standings.