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Sam Tordoff

Biography

Following success in both the Renault UK Clio Cup and Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Sam Tordoff made the step up to a full season in the BTCC in 2013 in the manufacturer-backed MG squad alongside series veteran Jason Plato.

A great start to the campaign saw the Yorkshire racer take a podium on the first weekend at Brands Hatch, backing this up with five further rostrums over the course of the year. A maiden pole position and victory at Snetterton represented a highlight for Tordoff, who kept pace with his experienced team-mate throughout the season.

Another race victory followed in 2014, but Sam decided to switch to BMW machinery with the championship-winning WSR squad for 2015 and quickly got to grips with his new challenge. Taking the chequered flag first at Oulton Park and Croft, he established himself as the most consistent of the BMW trio, seeing off multiple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx and the experienced Rob Collard to snare sixth spot in the final standings. Tordoff remained with the team in 2016 and narrowly missed out on the Drivers’ title – pipped in the finale by Gordon Shedden, having led the way in the championship for some time.

After a year away in GTs, Tordoff makes his BTCC return in 2018. It’s the place to be, he says, and he’ll be wielding a Ford Focus RS at Motorbase.

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 26th
Race 2 18th
Race 3 13th
Donington Park Qualifying 3rd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 11th
Race 3 DNF
Thruxton Qualifying 6th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 4th
Oulton Park Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 4th
Race 2 DNF
Croft Qualifying 4th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 8th
Snetterton Qualifying 1 8th
Snetterton Qualifying 2 16th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 6th
Race 3 DNF
Rockingham Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 18th
Race 3 4th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 19 April 1989
Lives: Bradford, Yorkshire
Team: Team GardX Racing with Motorbase
Car: Ford Focus RS

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch Indy, 2010

BTCC Races: 143
BTCC Wins: 6
BTCC Podiums: 26
BTCC Poles: 4
BTCC Fastest Laps: 10

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