After the now yearly visit to the World RX of Great Britain event at Lydden Hill, Andrew Jordan is back to the FIA World Rallycross Championship to make his second participation of the 2015 season, now changing from the Peugeot 208 WRXs of Team Peugeot-Hansen to the Audi S1 of EKSRX at the World RX of Italy event at Franciacorta.
In fact, Jordan is playing super sub for EKSRX team owner Mattias Ekström, as the final double-header weekend of the 2015 DTM season at Hockenheim is exactly in the same days of the Italian World RX competition, and although Ekström sits third in the standings, he still is in position to take the title, and as Jordan’s commitments with the British Touring Car Championship will end a week earlier than the World RX event, it would be a nice way to keep racing.
The 2013 BTCC champion has only two races of experience in international rallycross after so many years of touring car racing, but the harshness of the BTCC competition proved to do wonders for his skills, as Jordan’s first World RX participation ended with a podium at Lydden Hill, and even though he couldn’t repeat the feat this year, ending in 7th place, he can be considered a threat for the victory if the adaptation to the Audi S1 model goes right.
Curiously, Ekström also came from a vast touring car career like Jordan, and his first event in top level rallycross competition ended in a podium, most specifically a second place finish at Höljes, in Sweden. This became the chance to make other events at European and World level, and eventually it led to make Ekström try a full-season attack this year. Other drivers in the grid that roam between World RX and touring car championships this year include Timo Scheider, René Münnich, Yvan Muller, Anton Marklund and Edward Sandström.