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Former champ Jordan stays with BMW Pirtek Racing for 2019 BTCC

Wednesday, January 09 2019

Andrew Jordan will remain with BMW Pirtek Racing in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, his third-straight season with the German manufacturer in the popular UK car racing series.

2013 BTCC champion Jordan has won four races to date with WSR-run BMW machinery, and played a key role in helping the marque secure a third consecutive manufacturer's title last year.

Jordan is a bona fide BTCC front-runner, with no fewer than 20 wins to his name during his 63-podium career.

Jordan joins reigning champion Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant in a potent 2019 BMW line-up.

"I'm delighted to stay with BMW Pirtek Racing for a third season in the BTCC," said Jordan. "WSR are a fantastic team who always extract the maximum from the BMW no matter what circuit we're at, and the environment is perfectly set-up so that everybody can get as much out of each other as possible.

"I've won races in both my seasons here and last year was in title contention until the penultimate round, so that's a really encouraging platform on which to build for 2019. I think the BTCC is the best place to be for a touring car driver right now.

"The level of competition is higher than it's ever been and we had a record number of winners last year. I can't wait to get started at Brands Hatch in April."

"It's great news that Andrew and Pirtek will remain part of the WSR family for a third straight year," said Dick Bennetts, Team Principal.

"AJ is a champion, pure and simple, was the best rear-wheel-drive qualifier last year and could easily have finished in the top three in the points had it not been for a couple of factors outside of his control that cost him more podiums.

"With AJ, Colin and Tom we have a superb line-up confirmed for our BMWs in 2019 and we will, as ever, be aiming to do the very best we can at every circuit and see where that puts us at the end of the year."

The 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship starts at Brands Hatch on 6-7 April, and tickets are available in advance here.