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.
His greatest success so far is a victory in the British Touring Car Championship in 2013, at the wheel od Pirtek Racing's Honda Civic. He made a debut in the BTCC in 2008.
Starting a career in rallycross
Andrew Jordan was born in Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham on May 24, 1989. His father Mike Jordan also was the relatively successful racing driver. 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 next 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 started his career in rallycross
Preparing for the BTCC in the Clio Cup
Parallel to rallycross, he occasionally competed in circuit racing competitions, such was Ginette Championship or Seat Cupra Cup. In 2007, Jordan’s progress in rallycross 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.
Andrew with his father Mike at Goodwood
BTCC debut alongside father as a teammate
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.
After 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.
2010 - 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.
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.
Switching to Honda Civic in 2012
The following year was even better for the Pirtek Racing driver in the #77 Honda Civic. 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.
He won Independent Drivers' trophy and finished fourth overall in the standings, announcing that he soon could be a real title contender.
Video - 2013 BTCC champion
Andrew Jordan wins BTCC crown in 2013
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.
In 2014, 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.
Andrew Jordan, 2013 BTCC champion
Driving MG in 2015, Ford Focus in 2016
In 2015, Jordan repeated the result from the previous season, finishing fifth in the points. He was driving an MG 6 GT for Pirtek Racing, not scoring wins but reaching five podiums.
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.
With his Ford Focus
Three seasons with BMW
In 2017, Jordan had had the fourth different car in four years. His Pirtek Racing made a deal with West Surrey Racing and he was driving the #77 BMW 125i M Sport. He was a race winner three times, finishing ninth in the points. There was no changing of a car in 2018 and Jordan stayed in a BMW, winning one race and finishing fifth in the points.
One more season in the Pirtek Racing BMW followed in 2019 and it was the best year. He won six times in the all-new BMW 330i M Sport and fought for the title until the very last race. In the end, he lost a title to WSR teammate Colin Turkington by just two points.
Andrew Jordan next to his BMW
Regular guest in the World Rallycross Championship
In recent years, since the inauguration of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2014, Jordan was a regular guest driver in that competition. In 2014, he even finished on a podium in the British round at Lydden Hill, driving a Ford Fiesta for Olsbergs MSE. In 2015, he recorded two World RX starts, driving a Peugeot 208 in the British round and Audi S1 in the Italian round.
After skipping World RX in 2016, Jordan appeared in the British round in 2017, driving a Ford Fiesta for MJP Racing Team Austria. In 2018, he made two starts with the same team, in the British round at Silverstone and French round at Loheac.
In 2019, he made several guest appearances in the TitansRX rallycross series.