Many motorsporting adventures begin as father-and-son bonding exercises, but rarely do they lead to a British Touring Car Championship title. That Andrew Jordan and his father Mike have achieved just that is a fairytale result for the Midlanders and their family-run Eurotech team.
That squad can trace its origins to ex-Formula Ford racer Mike's impulsive purchase of a 1972 Porsche 911E, which he used to win the 1987 Porsche Cup. Little could he have known that, a quarter of a century later, it would ultimately lead to his son claiming one of the biggest prizes in British motorsport.
"I raced Formula Ford for a season, but gave up because I blew an engine and couldn't afford to carry on," recalls Jordan Sr. "I had mates who let me have a go in their classic saloons, but I'd retired really, and had a family on the way.
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Ben Anderson is Autosport's Grand Prix Editor and one of our track testers. He holds an undergraduate degree in journalism studies from the University of Sheffield and joined the title in March of 2008, after eight months working in local newspaper journalism for award-winning weekly the Surrey Mirror. He has raced karts and cars since the age of 11, and occasionally continues to do so around his reporting commitments for Autosport.@BenAndersonAuto More features by Ben Anderson