THANK YOU TO
Congratulations to one of our newest and youngest drivers – Jordan Baldwin. An 18 year old from Auckland who is currently studying Market & Finance, Jordan has already proven he has what it takes to win – winning the E30 Scholarship car for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
Jordan got his first taste for motorsport when he was 11 years old, after his older brother Tony convinced dad (Marc Baldwin) to buy a mini-stock.
After sitting in the shed for three years, Jordan finally had the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat, and he’s never looked back since. Soon after, a more proven and competitive car was purchased, subsequently resulting in Jordan winning Rookie of the year for his first season in 2012/2013.
Jordan then progressed onto racing in the Senior Rotax Light karts. What a great move this was for him, as he is currently competing at top level in karting around the country, often seeing himself regularly on the podium or close to it! In just two years of karting, Jordan has moved himself up to within the top six drivers in the country in his class.
While Jordan has experienced many memorable achievements, his greatest achievement so far would have to be winning the E30 Scholarship.
Jordan expresses “The day was run superbly; everything was smooth and easy to follow. Getting the chance to drive and take part in a totally new aspect of motorsport was an awesome experience and to take out the scholarship is just huge.”
The main goal for his season ahead is to take out Rookie of the Year, as well as developing as a driver as much as possible. He hopes to improve over the series and battle for some competitive placing.
Welcome on board Jordan, from everyone in the Castrol BMW Race Driver Series.