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Tordoff back in a touring car in AmD test

2016 runner up Sam Tordoff isn’t ruling out a return to the British Touring Car Championship after testing AmD Tuning’s Audi S3.

After four full seasons in the BTCC, Tordoff switched to sports car racing after narrowly missing out on the 2016 title to Honda’s Gordon Shedden.

This year he finished fifth overall in the British GT, taking four podiums with Liam Griffin in Barwell Motorsport’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3. He also had less successful outings in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with Strakka Racing.

Tordoff is yet to confirm his plans for 2018, but suggested during the test a return to the BTCC paddock could be an option.

“I was just getting to grips with the car and seeing if there was anything I could help Shaun [Hollamby] with,” said Tordoff.

“I have yet to nail down exactly what I will be doing next year and all options are open to me.”

AmD Tuning has also run Aaron Mason and Sam Smelt as part of its winter testing programme, but team boss Hollomby explained that Tordoff was brought in to help refine the car.

“The opportunity came up to test a race-winning driver who has the potential to win the championship and we would be silly not to have done it,” he said.

“We would love to have Sam Tordoff in one of our cars and love to run him in the BTCC.

“It is time for AmD Tuning to push forward and we are looking at our programme.”

The team ran Ant Whorton-Eales and Ollie Jackson in 2017 and finished 14th in the overall teams’ championship.

 

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