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."

Mike Jordan’s next rally is likely to be round three of the BHRC (British Historic Rally Championship), the Welsh Rally on Epynt on 1/2 May.


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