Newcomer to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, Pirtek Racing debuted its livery today at the NEC in Birmingham as part of the Autosport International show.
The team, which will be spearheaded by former BTCC racer and British GT champion Mike Jordan and will see son Andrew Jordan as driver, unveiled their eye-catching Vauxhall Vectra racer at the show ahead of their single car assault on the BTCC in 2010.
The car predominately wears the striking red, yellow and blue corporate colours of Pirtek and is sure to attract a large amount of attention whilst on display at the NEC this week.
“If the car goes as well as it looks then I think we are in for a strong year. We know it won't be easy this season but we are in a good position, we have the car prepared, the team in place and all working well together,” said Andrew. “Seeing the Vectra in the flesh gets me excited for the forthcoming season, it should look great on track and I can't wait to get out there and go testing.
“I really think we will have our best BTCC season yet, I will draw on the experience I have gained over the last two years and really push for race wins. You need luck on your side too, last year there were times when things didn't go my way, but this year I am so focused and even more determined to succeed for Pirtek Racing.”
“We are thrilled with how the car looks,” added Alistair Wiggins, Business Development Director at Pirtek UK. “To have our own team and our own car, in the BTCC running under the Pirtek Racing banner is fantastic for us, the high speed nature of Pirtek's rapid response hose replacement service fits well with the image of the BTCC.
“We are all eagerly anticipating the forthcoming year and hope we will see the Pirtek car challenging at the front of the grid.”
Jordan's Vectra will be on display in Hall 20 over the next three days of the Autosport International show.
The car also features the branding of several other key commercial partners for the 2010 season - namely CBT, John Guest, Pembroke Syndicate 4000, Hillwood Auto's, Bill Gwynne Rally School, Warwickshireand Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Fit 2 Race.