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Andrew Jordan secures home World Rallycross outing

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BTCC front-runner Andrew Jordan will make a return to the World Rallycross Championship later this year after being named as part of the MJP Racing Team Austria line-up for his home event at Lydden Hill.

Jordan, who switches to West Surrey Racing for this season, will race a Ford Fiesta for the team in place of former DTM champion Timo Scheider.

Scheider, who retired from the DTM at the end of the 2016 season, is unavailable for the event on May 26 because of commitments elsewhere.

“It’s brilliant to join MJP Racing Team Austria for the British round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill,” Jordan said. “Rallycross Supercars are so impressive to drive, the level of cars and teams has stepped up massively over the last couple of years and I’m very lucky to get to drive one for MJP Racing Team Austria.

“Rallycross holds great memories for me from when I started racing at 14 years old to standing on a World Rallycross podium, I love the sport and am hugely proud to compete at my home event. For sure it’s just a one-off, but I think we will have great potential to make some great result. Thanks to the team and their sponsors for giving me this opportunity.”

Jordan has previously competed in World Rallycross for a number of teams, including Mattias Ekstrom’s EKS Audi squad.

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