British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan wants to defend title

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Andrew JordanStaffordshire’s British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan is confident of adding his name to the elite list of double champions in the series this year.

Jordan, from Lichfield, won last year’s title in a dramatic finale at the Brands Hatch circuit and is hoping to conquer the top step of the podium for a second time.

The 24-year-old said: “It’s very exciting, obviously I want to win back-to-back Championships but as always there are guys who want to win it again so it’s going to be a tough season.”

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) has attracted 31 drivers this year, including seven past champions, making the grid the most competitive yet.

Jordan said: “I wouldn’t have it any other way, to go into a season as champion with the number one on my car with this calibre of grid, it’s something that really excites me and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Jordan started that challenge in the perfect way, topping the charts at the BTCC media day testing at Donington Park, the first official test of the year.

He managed a 1m11.087s before rain effectively ended the afternoon running.

Jordan has had a storied career in the BTCC, winning 10 races, and was signed as a Red Bull athlete in the summer, further adding to his growing reputation.

He drives a Honda Civic for the Pirtek Racing team, which is run by his father Mike, who also raced in the BTCC.

ITV4 will continue coverage of the BTCC and all its support series, and the Championship opens at Brands Hatch on March 30.

Jordan’s championship win in 2013 can be seen here

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