Sam Tordoff confirmed at MG with Jason Plato

Sam Tordoff has been unveiled as Jason Plato’s MG team-mate for the new British Touring Car Championship season.

The 23-year-old Yorkshireman will drive for the KX Momentum Racing team in his first full season in the series, taking over the seat vacated by Andy Neate.

Tordoff is one of the seven KX Akademy drivers for 2013 – the bursary scheme set up by his new team-mate Plato to help young tin-top racers progress their careers.

He is already familiar with the Triple Eight squad which fettles the MG6 GT, having taken part in a one-off race weekend at Brands Hatch in 2010 in a Vauxhall Vectra.

Tordoff has been a staple of the TOCA package for several years, starting out in the Renault Clio Cup in 2009, where he took his maiden win at Snetterton on his way to eighth overall.

He finished third in the series in 2010, before progressing to the Porsche Carrera Cup in 2011, when he finished seventh.

Continuing his progress in Porsches in 2012, Tordoff finished third in the series, and also took part in the British Grand Prix-supporting Porsche Supercup round for a second time.

He had previously spoken of his desire to move into the BTCC full-time in 2013.

A full interview with Sam Tordoff will follow on TouringCarTimes later today.