Jordan – Nearly a Top Six On Rally Debut
JWRacing’s Mike Jordan was heading for a top six finish in
class in the Robin Hood Historic Forest Stages rally last weekend
– until he and co-driver Graham Henshaw were hit with ‘a
maximum’ on the penultimate stage. The Mk1 Ford Escort was
suffering with fuel vapourisation.
"It was even better
than I thought it was going to be, and I thought it was going to
be great," said Jordan afterwards. "It was a fantastic
learning experience. If I'm quite honest, it was more dangerous
than I expected. I'm now even more full of admiration for rally
drivers. To be doing 110mph down a line of trees with the car dancing
away from you in a straightline, is quite stunning!
"After the first
stages in the dark last night, I'll never say that the Mulsanne
straight feels fast again. 90mph through these trees feels like
300mph at Le Mans!
"We adopted a fairly
cautious approach and just learnt through the event. Looking at
the time that these guys are turning in, it's amazing what they're
doing. I'm looking forward to learning a bit more and getting to
do those times."
He was also impressed
with the atmosphere in the BHRC. "I absolutely adored it. Everyone
is so friendly, that side of it is just what I thought it would
be. The camaraderie is super and the time in the car is just fantastic.
When it starts, you are on it all day long in the car."
next rally is likely to be round three of the BHRC (British Historic
Rally Championship), the Welsh Rally on Epynt on 1/2 May.