Vauxhall British Touring Car Championship ace Andrew Jordan is to team up with father Mike to take part in selected events on the Britcar GT calendar – starting with this weekend's race meeting at Rockingham.
Having run as team-mates under the John Guest Racing banner in the BTCC last season, the father and son pairing will now run together in a Ginetta G50 in events that don't clash with the younger Jordan's touring car commitments.
"Last year when we were team mates in the BTCC, there was a lot of pressure and stress involved in competing and running the team at that level,” Jordan Sr said. “I can't say how excited I am to have my son racing alongside me. Obviously, this programme has to fit around Andrew's BTCC commitments. I also think it's good for Andrew to get some sports car experience, as you never know what may come up in the future.
"Laurence Tomlinson and Richard Dean have been incredibly helpful in getting this sorted out. The first circuit car that we got for Andrew was a G20, in which he learned the tracks. So I've always felt a great affinity for Ginetta."
However, though they will be team-mates, there will still be some fierce competition between the two Jordans.
"We might have some slower pit stops,” Jordan continued, “because we'll need to add 20kg of ballast to the car when Andrew gets in to equal things up. I can't have him being quicker than me!"