The 32-year-old drove the Toyota Corolla hybrid development car as a preview of the hybrid power adoption by the BTCC in 2022, in his first outing in the series since finishing second in 2019.
Jordan has parted ways with West Surrey Racing’s BMW team on the eve of the COVID-delayed 2020 season, and since then has focused on the intensive work of the Jordan Racing Team family to build and prepare historic machines , as well as the role of hybrid driving test. He also leads the Challenge Mini Miglia 2021.
“I don’t think so badly against the championship, but I’m 110% happy with how things are going with me these days and what else I have,” Jordan told Autosport.
“It was good to be there and say, ‘Yeah, I completely made the right decision and I’m one with what we’re doing now.’
“I was more than happy not to be there full time so I don’t feel like doing it if I’m being honest – I’ve moved on and it doesn’t do anything for me.
“If I watched the Goodwood Revival on TV and wasn’t there I would 100% want to be there, but with passenger cars I moved on – I’ll watch it if I’m there, just because I’m intrigued by who does what, but that doesn’t make me want to budget to go out and do it at all.
“There’s nothing I hate about the Championship – it’s just in my head I’m done with it and I’m cool not to be there.
Jordan, who started his rallycross career, has acquired a Ford Fiesta supercar and plans to return to the discipline in 2022, but says the electric future of the World Rallycross Championship is “not on the radar”.
“Next year I will be doing British rallycross and European rallycross with ourselves,” he said.
“It really turns me on. That’s what I want to do – that and the histories.
Andrew Jordan, Toyota Corolla Hybrid TOCA BTCC
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“With the histories it’s so busy in terms of business that I wouldn’t have time to do it and a full-time thing like passenger cars. It just wouldn’t work – I couldn’t fit into such an intense schedule alongside our historic commitments.
“I want to pick some of the big European rounds like Holjes and things like that – just bucket list events that will be an adventure. I look forward to it. “
Jordan’s Toyota hybrid, built and tuned by Speedworks Motorsport, was operated from the garage adjacent to the team’s two regular Corollas at Silverstone, where Rory Butcher scored a breakthrough with pole position and two wins.
Speedworks lost longtime driver Tom Ingram and engineer Spencer Aldridge to the Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai team last winter, and replaced them with Butcher and veteran technician Paul Ridgway.
Team boss Christian Dick told Autosport: “Obviously you have the feeling that everything is underway. I knew from the start that there would be a transition with the change of staff and two new drivers [Butcher and Sam Smelt].
“But we are getting stronger and stronger in terms of pace; we have been unlucky several times, but this time everything is in place.
“Even with full ballast in race two [for winning race one] Rory was comfortable – he had an epic weekend.
Neate in trouble for altercation
Motorbase Performance Ford rider Andy Neate received a written reprimand plus two penalty points on his license “for causing an altercation with a member of another team” after the first race at Silverstone.
Neate was kicked out following a collision with Adam Morgan’s BMW Ciceley Motorsport and approached Morgan’s father, Ciceley team manager Russell Morgan, after the race.
BTC Racing Honda riders Senna Proctor and Jade Edwards received the same punishment, each blamed for incidents with Gordon Shedden’s Team Dynamics Honda – Proctor in the first race and Edwards in the second.