Jordan looks ahead to 2019 British GT curtain-raiser at Oulton Park
Jordan Collard is primed and ready for the opening round of the 2019 British GT Championship at Oulton Park this weekend (20-22 April), having successfully worked through pre-season preparations with Tolman Motorsport.
The Warwickshire team responsible for McLaren’s Driver Development Programme, used the British GT Media Day (5 March) to launch its 2019 campaign and shake down its McLaren 570S GT4s.
From there, it embarked on a thorough pre-season test schedule with Jordan and fellow drivers James Dorlin, Josh Smith and Lewis Proctor.
Jordan explains: “Pre-season prep has included an intensive programme of simulator, exercise and nutritional training since being selected to join McLaren’s ranks.”
As a result, Tolman Motorsport is primed and ready for the opening instalment of the 2019 British GT Championship at Cheshire’s picturesque and undulating Oulton Park circuit, where it achieved a class podium finish 12 months ago.
The Oulton Park curtain-raiser will be the first opportunity for Jordan to gauge the car’s relative performance against a 35-strong field comprising no fewer than 21 GT4 entries, and the McLaren Customer Racing Team has ensured it is in the best possible shape.
Tolman Motorsport Team Principal, Christopher Tolman, said: “Testing has gone to plan and it has been useful for James (Dorlin), Josh (Smith), Lewis (Proctor) and Jordan (Collard) to get experience of the McLaren 570S GT4 in both wet and dry conditions. Each driver has progressed well, showing a willingness to learn and an ability to adapt. Of course, it’s impossible to predict how we will stack up against the opposition at this stage, especially with so many new cars and driver combinations. All I know is, Tolman Motorsport is as prepared as it possibly can be for the
opening round of the 2019 season at Oulton Park and we will be pushing hard for big results.”