Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Jordan Collard claims British GT4 vice-champion accolade

Jordan Collard has been crowned British GT4 vice-champion at Silverstone at the weekend (7-8 November) after an epic calendar of racing from start to finish.

Jordan went into the three-hour showpiece finale with his HHC Motorsport team-mate Patrik Matthiesen with a shot at the overall GT4 title. Despite it coming down to the wire - in fact the final moments of the race - Jordan narrowly missed out on the golden spot but can however celebrate a season of many highs including a superb race win at Snetterton and further podiums at all but one round.

The weekend got off to a challenging start with five cars going into the fight for championship glory. With a difficult qualifying in the books, the duo were to line up seventh on the GT4 grid for the final spoils of the year - the Silverstone 500.

The pair kept it clean in the opening stint of the race whilst cars struggled all around them in damp and foggy conditions - there then was the task of keeping nerves under control for the safety car restart.

With Jordan behind the wheel in the latter stages, he catapulted his McLaren 570S GT4 up the field and made superb progress to second place. Yet, as the race entered its closing moments with Patrik behind the wheel, the #78 could do nothing to fend off the much faster Aston Martins to finish fourth in class.

After an epic six-round calendar, Jordan finishes the season on 158.5 points and second in the GT4 standings with two wins and a further four podium finishes.

Jordan Collard

“The season has been too close to call from start to finish. We did come into the weekend knowing the title was a long shot but we still got second overall in GT4 and that’s a mega achievement for us and the team. My dad and I came so close to becoming the first father-son pairing to win a championship, but we can always see what the future holds! I have to say a massive thank you to the team, Patrik and Infinity for all of their hard work in a season that’s been very closely contested.”

Harry Soden

“Jordan has been performing so well all season - he’s been blisteringly quick and battled treacherous conditions out on track to show that he is a force to be reckoned with. It is a shame that they came so close to winning the championship, but earning the vice accolade is something he should be very proud of - we certainly are!”