Former champion Andrew Jordan will drive for the factory MG team in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, it has been announced.

The 25 year-old has raced in his father Mike Jordan's Eurotech Racing team in all but one season since his BTCC debut in 2008, clinching his first title in 2013 driving a Honda Civic.

However, for 2015 Jordan will embark on a new challenge after being signed to head up MG's renewed assault on the BTCC championship. The iconic marque - now under Chinese ownership - returned to BTCC competition in 2012 with Triple Eight Engineering and last season picked up the manufacturers' crown over Honda for the first time.

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Though rumours suggested MG would quit at the end of 2014, the acquisition of Jordan - who brings backing from Pirtek - has triggered a change of heart. Indeed, as a 14-time race winner, Jordan is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the MG 6 GT.

"We looked at a lot of different options for 2015 and it came down to deciding on the package that gave us the best chance of winning the championship," said Jordan. "It is a complete change for all of us and I'm really positive about it. This is a fabulous opportunity for me and my loyal sponsors to race a manufacturer-backed car from an iconic brand."

"I want to be more prepared than I have been in the past and this package will allow me to focus 100 per cent on the job of driving. From my pre-event planning and preparation to my mental approach and fitness, I need to make sure that I am more prepared than ever in every aspect.

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge of moving to a different team and am very open to learn as much as possible from their NGTC knowledge. I believe, with what Triple Eight has learnt over the last three years of NGTC and what I have learnt, we will be able to make gains through our winter testing programme."

MG has already hinted it will be adopting an entirely new driver line-up for 2014, with Sam Tordoff moving to West Surrey Racing, while Jason Plato - who brought Tesco sponsorship to the team over the last three seasons - is yet to confirm his plans.