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Michael "Mike" Jordan (born 17 February 1958 is a British racing driver who competed in various classes of saloon and sportscar racing. He has won three British titles and spent three years competing in the BTCC against many drivers less than half his age, including his son and teammate Andrew. In 2006 he became the oldest driver ever to win a BTCC race. He lives in Lichfield with his wife Judith and their three children.

Michael "Mike" Jordan
Mike Jordan - 2017 BTCC Knockhill (Saturday).jpg
Jordan in 2017.
Nationality British
Born17 February 1958 (1958-02-17) (age 61)
Sutton Coldfield, England
Related toAndrew Jordan (son)
British Touring Car Championship
Years active1989, 200608
TeamsEurotech Racing
Starts91
Wins1
Poles0
Fastest laps3
Best finish8th in 2007
Previous series
201112
2009[1]
2004
2004–05
2002
200105
2000–05
1999–2000
1998
1995–98
1992–93
1987–88, 1990–91
Blancpain Endurance Series
Britcar Production
Le Mans Endurance Series
British Historic Rallying
Rolex Sports Car Series
FIA GT Championship
British GT Championship
TVR Tuscan Challenge
Pickup Truck Racing
Eurocar V8 Championship
National Saloon Cars
Porsche Cup GB
Championship titles
2001
1996–97
1987, 1991
1979
British GT Championship
Eurocar V8 Championship
Porsche Cup GB
CSCC Pre-57 Championship
Awards
2001Autosport British Club Driver of the Year

Contents

Racing careerEdit

Born in Sutton Coldfield, Jordan started racing in the late 1970s with a Morris Minor in the Classic Saloon Car Club's Pre-57 road-going championship, which he won in 1979. He bought the car from a workmate with bank loans and drove it on the road. His first BTCC appearances were in 1989 in a Peugeot.

He was Porsche Cup champion in 1987 and 1991. He then competed in saloon cars and won the Willhire 24 Hour race in 1992 and 1993, also finishing runner up in the 1992 ESSO Group N Saloon Car Championship.

In the mighty V8 Eurocar racing saloons he was champion in 1996 and 1997 and then moved to the TVR Tuscan Challenge, twice finishing runner up in the championship.

GT RacingEdit

In 2000, he teamed up with Mark Sumpter to race a Porsche GT3R in the GTO division of the British GT Championship, supporting Mark to the title. Mike then jumped into the top class of the British GT championship to race a thundering Lister Storm with David Warnock. Despite fierce opposition, they won the title in 2001 and finished second the following season. Mike also made his FIA GT championship with Lister in 2001, winning outright at Nurburgring when partnering Jamie Campbell-Walter.

In 2002, he also competed with Mark in the Daytona 24 Hours, finishing the race at their first attempt. For 2003, Mike once again teamed up with Mark Sumpter to compete in the FIA GT championship alongside teammates Godfrey and David Jones.

For 2004 and 2005, he returned to the British GT Championship, winning races in 2004 with Sumpter and leading the chase of the Ferraris in 2005 when partnered by former TVR Tuscan rival Michael Caine.

BTCCEdit

 
Jordan competing in the 2007 British Touring Car Championship.

In 2006, Jordan returned to the British Touring Car Championship in an ex-Team Dynamics Honda Integra ran by his Eurotech Racing team. Jordan broke a BTCC record at Mondello Park by taking his first and only BTCC race win.[2] By taking the win, be became the championship's oldest ever race winner at the age of 48. His season finished badly after contact with James Thompson caused him to crash heavily, causing him to spend a few days in hospital.[3]

Racing recordEdit

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – 2006–2008 just in first race, 1989 in class) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – 1989, 2006–2008 all races, 1989 in class) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded all races 2006 onwards)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Overall
Pos
Pts Class
Pos
1989 Team Eurotech Peugeot 309 GTi C OUL
16
SIL
23
THR
21
DON
14
THR
SIL
SIL
Ret
BRH
SNE
BRH
BIR
DNS
DON
SIL
22nd 15 6th
2006 Team Eurotech with John Guest Honda Integra Type-R BRH
1

5
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

Ret
MON
1

9
MON
2

7
MON
3

1*
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

12
OUL
3

7
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

Ret
CRO
1

11
CRO
2

10
CRO
3

7
DON
1

8
DON
2

3
DON
3

Ret
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

4
SNE
3

12
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

DNS
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

7
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

DNS
10th 91
2007 Team Eurotech with John Guest Honda Integra Type-R BRH
1

4
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

8
ROC
1

6
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

8
THR
1

10
THR
2

4
THR
3

3
CRO
1

5
CRO
2

3
CRO
3

10
OUL
1

8
OUL
2

3
OUL
3

9
DON
1

4
DON
2

7
DON
3

3*
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

DNS
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

8*
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

8
KNO
3

4*
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

8
THR
3

Ret
8th 131
2008 John Guest Racing Honda Integra Type-R BRH
1

13
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

4
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

9
DON
1

10
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

9
THR
1

9
THR
2

15
THR
3

8
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

7
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

11
SNE
2

9
SNE
3

Ret
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

DNS
OUL
3

DNS
KNO
1

11
KNO
2

13
KNO
3

11
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

10
SIL
3

Ret
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

10
14th 34

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jordan in Britcar Mustang". Autosport. Vol. 195 no. 5. 29 January 2009. p. 85.
  2. ^ "Mondello Park Race Report". btcc.net. 23 April 2006. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Jordan resting at home". btcc.net. 19 October 2006. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Michael Caine
Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

2001
Succeeded by
Danny Watts