Mike Jordan has revealed that Team Pyro will take over the day-to-day running of the Ascari campaigned by David and Godfrey Jones for the 2009 season.

Jordan has elected to turn his focus to supporting son Andrew in his new role as a works Vauxhall driver in the BTCC this season, and as such, will be downsizing his own plans for the year ahead.

As a result, Team Pyro will now take over the responsibility of looking after the Ascari on a day-to-day basis, although Jordan will still retain an involvement in the programme.

"The Jones' Ascari will be run on a daily basis now by my friend Mark Hunt at Team Pyro," he told Crash.net, "but I am still involved with it as I will be doing test driving and managing things. The Ascari is a big project car to carry forward and I didn't want the pressure resting on my shoulders.

"If the Jones' do the Spa 24 Hour race then I'd hope to do it with them as I am doing a lot of test work on the car through January and February and will be going to any GT races that don't clash with the BTCC so I have that involvement."

While his time in the BTCC is now at an end Jordan added that he hoped to take part in some racing this season, with Britcar being his most likely destination.

"Now I have this deal done for Andrew, I need to sort out doing some racing as my absolute passion is for driving cars," he said. "If it's racing at the top level in touring cars or if it is testing something at Mallory Park on a wet Wednesday morning and going in the caf? for breakfast, I'm equally as happy doing the Mallory Park stuff.

"Money constraints have meant that I can't race at the kind of level I have done in the past as we don't have the funding to do that. I hope I will be doing some Britcar as I really enjoy that and think James Tucker has done a great job with it.

"I do want to do some racing myself so Britcar fits the bill as I think six of their events don't clash with touring cars."



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