Tordoff targets 2013 BTCC drive
Porsche Carrera Cup ace Sam Tordoff has set his sights on contesting next year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The Yorkshire racer finished third in this year’s BTCC-supporting Carrera Cup. In fact it was his fourth season spent racing in front of the headlining BTCC’s crowds after previously contesting the Renault Clio Cup as well.
He has also had a brief taste of the BTCC during that period, contesting 2010's final round at Brands Hatch in a Triple Eight Race Engineering-run Vauxhall Vectra.
But now the 23-year-old from Leeds senses the time is right to graduate fully to the BTCC, Britain’s premier motor racing championship, and is actively seeking a drive in the series.
Tordoff told the Yorkshire Evening Post newspaper: “If it comes off it would be a dream come true as that’s what I have worked towards since I was a kid.
“I have the budget to race for a smaller team but I’d prefer to put together the budget that enables me to get into a team and car that can potentially win races.”
He added: “We’ve seen how well the leading drivers from the BTCC’s supporting categories adapt to touring cars – look at Dave Newsham, Aron Smith and Frank Wrathall who have all won races this year.
“The one thing I don’t want is to be making up the numbers so hopefully I can get to touring cars next year and give it a really good go.”