Defending British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan says he is pushing to secure the same specification Honda Civic machinery as the full manufacturer team for 2015 as it looks increasingly likely the firm will switch to the Type-R hatchback.

Having won the 2013 BTCC drivers' title at the wheel of a Honda Civic hatchback for his independent family-run Eurotech team, Jordan retained the same bodyshell for 2014 whilst the factory Yuasa-backed outfit switched to the Tourer variant.

However, though both the Tourer and hatchback has won races in 2014, Honda is believed to be keen to switch back to the hatchback and more specifically in the incoming Type-R model for 2015

Jordan, who is unlikely to defend his BTCC title having slipped 111 points shy of Colin Turkington with two rounds and six races remaining, says he is hopeful he will be brought into line with the factory team.

"If Honda come in with the Type-R then I am confident I will be in that car, if the deal is right," he told at the launch of the new Touring Car Experience at Donington Park. "Nothing has been done yet, but if I am going to be in a Honda, I want to be in the same car as them to fight them fair and square.

"Next year I want to fight in the same car, which I think will probably happen."

However, Jordan did hint that there could be alternative options for him and Eurotech to pursue in 2015 if the deal to run the Honda isn't 'right'

"It needs to be a good deal for us," he continued. "We need to invest to do that and we don't' do it for the fun of it. For everyone involved it needs to be a good deal."

Jordan is involved in the launch of the new Touring Car Experience at Donington Park, which will give members of the public the chance to drive a version of his 2014 BTCC race car around the circuit from next year.



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