Motorsport: Tordoff completes move to top BTCC team

Sam Tordoff.

Sam Tordoff.

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Leeds racing driver Sam Tordoff has joined West Surrey Racing, securing his third season in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The 25-year-old joins the reigning and multiple championship-winning team after two successful years with MG, where he scored two BTCC victories.

Tordoff has also taken four pole positions in the series while racking up 12 podium finishes.

“I am delighted to be joining WSR,” he said. “I believe I am joining the best team on the grid. They are an extremely professional outfit that plan meticulously to win so I can’t wait to get started.

“Now is the time for me to mount a championship challenge and I feel I’m at the best place to do exactly that.”

Tordoff, who still works at his family’s Bradford-based JCT600 car retailer business, will be following in the footsteps of his rally driving grandfather Jack Tordoff, who competed professionally in the 1960s and 1970s.

WSR team principal, Dick Bennetts, said: “I have enjoyed working with emerging talents throughout my career and we believe Sam has the ability to become a champion in the future.”