Sam Tordoff has today announced he will step away from the British Touring Car Championship in search of new opportunities within motorsport.
The 27-year-old has competed on the TOCA package since leaving Karting aged 19, becoming a multiple race winner in both the Renault Clio Cup and Porsche Carrera Cup GB. The last 4 years have seen Sam compete in the BTCC, initially driving for Triple Eight Race Engineering before switching to West Surrey Racing for the last two seasons.
During his time in the BTCC Sam was ‘top rookie’ in his maiden season, has won the Constructors Championship twice with MG and BMW, has won the Teams Championship for Team JCT600 with GardX and this season finished runner up in the Driver’s Championship, missing out on the title by just 2 points. In total, Sam has enjoyed 6 BTCC wins, 26 Podiums, 4 Pole Positions and 10 Fastest Laps.
However for 2017, Sam will embark on a new chapter in his motorsport career with loyal sponsors JCT600, GardX Protection and Premia Solutions backing him once again.
Sam commented, “Firstly I would like to put on record what a fabulous time I have had racing on the TOCA package for the last 8 years. I’ve won races in all the Championship’s I’ve raced in and have driven for some great teams such as Total Control Racing, Team Parker Racing and latterly with West Surrey Racing and BMW who are, without doubt, the best team in the BTCC Paddock and I leave with great memories and a heavy heart.”
“However, my success on the track this year has presented me with new opportunities that are too good to miss. I am now really looking forward to the new challenges that lie ahead with some exciting plans in place and I should be able to reveal the first of these in the coming weeks.”
“In the meantime, I will continue to love and watch the BTCC and let me be the first to say, I will always leave the door ajar for a return in the future.”