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Racing lines: Money rules - even if you're a BTCC champion

Posted On: 5 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Autocar

Racing lines: Money rules - even if you're a BTCC champion

Andrew Jordan won six times in 2019, but, despite this, his drive isn't safe
Andrew Jordan lost out on a second British Touring Car title by just two points. Now, he might lose his car...
Two points. That's all that stood between Andrew Jordan and a second British Touring Car title. Instead, his BMW team-mate, Colin Turkington, won a record-equalling fourth crown and Jordan is contemplating “50-50” odds that his BTCC career might be over.
“Do I think I deserved to win it this year?” says the 2013 champion. “Yes, I do. But I didn't and it's pointless looking back. I put up a really good season, had more wins than anyone” - six compared with Turkington's five - “and I really enjoyed it, which I can't say for every year.”
Jordan and Turkington both won a race each at the Brands Hatch season opener in April, despite having just one day of testing under their belts in West Surrey Racing's new BMW UK-backed 3 Series. “That was down to Dick Bennetts and the engineering team,” says Jordan. “I felt lucky...

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