Andrew Jordan will remain at West Surrey Racing as part of an expanded three-car Team BMW lineup for the 2020 BTCC season.
Jordan, who raced in a WSR-run PIRTEK-backed BMW 330i M Sport in 2019 finished runner-up in the standings winning six races and finishing just two points behind teammate and champion Colin Turkington in the standings. The announcement of Andrew Jordan in the third Team BMW 3 Series completes WSR’s 2020 BTCC lineup, which remains the same with Jordan, Turkington and Tom Oliphant all staying behind the wheel.
2020 will mark Jordan’s fourth season with WSR after he joined and won on his debut weekend back at Brands Hatch in 2017.
The 2013 series champion was delighted to remain part of the WSR fold.
“I’m over the moon to make this announcement today. 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. “
Jordan was bullish about his title chances for the coming season given the fact that he won the most races out of any driver in 2019.
“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 was pleased to be able to secure Jordan’s services for a fourth successive season.
Bennetts said “I’m really pleased to be able to announce this news today. 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.”
Bennetts also recognised the consistency that the same car and driver lineup can bring. WSR have now locked in one of the strongest lineups on the 2020 BTCC grid with five driver’s titles between their drivers.
“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. Continuity is a key to success”
The 2020 BTCC season begins at Donington Park on March 28th/29th 2020.