Press Release: Jordan Cane Announces British F3 Campaign for 2017

Highly rated British single-seater racer Jordan Cane will make the step up into the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship next year after today, Wednesday, 7th September, being confirmed as the first driver signing for the new Hillspeed with Cliff Dempsey Racing partnership.

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement regarding the tie-up between the two well respected teams, the 15-year-old from Felpham in West Sussex has signed a deal with the Hathersage-based operation to make his competitive bow in British F3 after his 16th birthday next May.

With the entry age limit for the championship set at 16, Cane will spend the interim period testing his 230bhp Tatuus-Cosworth in preparation for his move up the motorsport ladder – which will also mark a return to UK shores for the talented youngster who is managed by Kinross Sport.

Racing in America for the past 14 months or so, most recently in the ‘Road to Indy’ Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda where he enjoyed podium success, Cane tested for the team at Anglesey in Wales a couple of weeks ago before putting pen to paper.

“We are absolutely delighted to have agreed a deal for Jordan to join Hillspeed with Cliff Dempsey Racing and make his race debut in British F3 with us in 2017”, said Hillspeed’s Richard Ollerenshaw, “Jordan is an exceptionally talented young driver and, even though he doesn’t turn 16 until next May, he is already a very accomplished single-seater racer with an extremely professional approach.

“Jordan and Cliff have a good relationship which stretches back a couple of years and, after testing with us, he made his choice and signed which we’re absolutely thrilled about. We’ll put together a very strong winter testing programme and we then aim to hit the ground running when the new season begins.”

Setting out on his motorsport career in karting in 2013 in the British Cadet Championship and British Rotax Championship, Cane spent another year in Rotax before heading Stateside to join the Skip Barber Racing School at just 13-years-of-age. Lapping second fastest on his first time out and then topping the times on day two, his performances paved the way for the start of an exciting journey.

His race debut on US soil came in 2015 in the F1600 Championship and despite missing the first six races due to age restrictions, he absolutely starred over the course of the next 15 rounds with seven victories, equaling the all-time win record for the series, and a total of 10 podiums

Graduating into USF2000 this year, Cane became a podium finisher before bringing an early end to his season in order to prepare as well as possible for his move up into British F3 as part of Hillspeed with Cliff Dempsey Racing.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Hillspeed with Cliff Dempsey Racing for the 2017 season”, said Cane, “The last two seasons spent in the USA have been very important for my development and, given the strength of British F3 now, there is not a better championship in world motorsport right now for me to continue up the motorsport ladder and for my development.

“From the first day of testing this felt like the right set up and environment for me and I can’t wait to produce the results that the team’s effort deserves. The focus for me now is to maximise testing over the winter and come straight out of the blocks competing at the front.”

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Press Release: Jordan Cane joins Cape Motorsports

Young British racing driver Jordan Cane today announced that he will be joining Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing for the remainder of the 2016 USF2000 championship, part of the Mazda Road To Indy.  Previously, Cane had raced for Team Pelfrey in the same championship before parting company last week.

Cape Motorsports is a multi-championship winning team currently entering three cars in the USF2000 and two cars in the next tier Pro Mazda Championship.  Currently, Cape Motorsports drivers Parker Thompson and Anthony Martin are 1st and 2nd in the USF2000 Championship standings respectively.

Speaking about the mid-season change, Jordan Cane said:

“I will always be grateful to Team Pelfrey for providing me with my first opportunity in US motorsport and a very successful season in F1600 last year. However, although starting well with a podium at St Pete’s, this season has been a little difficult. 

The opportunity to join a serial winning team in Cape Motorsports was a fairly easy decision to make and although I know there will be more expectation on me now, my sole focus is on being successful for my new team and contributing championship points.

Team Principal of Cape Motorsports, Dominic Cape said:

“We’re all super excited to have Jordan on board for the balance of the season, he had a really good test with us over the winter and we expect Jordan to do very well.”

Cane’s first competitive outing for Cape Motorsports will be in the next round of the Championship at Road America on June 24/25th.

Launch of Jordancane.com and new logo

Jordan Cane today launched his new logo and website, in conjunction with his partners at Twelfthman.

“Above anything else Jordan's progress is determined by success on the track. The chequered flag is one constant symbol of achievement throughout this journey. Preparation. Training. Effort. Dedication. Progress. The chequered flag defines Jordan's racing spirit in his quest to be number 1. (#2bn1)
An iconic and minimal application allows the identity to grow as Jordan's career progresses, whilst avoiding trends to remain timeless. The logo also remains abstract enough to not be exclusively 'motor racing'.”
TwelfthMan
 
“I’m delighted with the designs that Twelfthman came to me with.  It’s a sharp logo and a logo that won’t age over the coming years.  Likewise, my website looks fantastic and is another step towards the professionalism I want to have in everything I do around my racing career.”
Jordan Cane

 

USF2000 Races 1 & 2 Report

Jordan Cane had a successful first weekend having stepped up to The Cooper Tires USF2000 Series powered by Mazda .

Having topped two of the six sessions at the series test at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama the week before confidence was good for the 14 year old rookie going into his first race weekend of the season but it would be his first time on a street circuit in front of a very large crowd and a grid of 27 cars.

First Practice was splintered with many red flags but despite only a few laps of running, Jordan managed to finish the session eighth fastest, Practice two had more running and Jordan finished the session fourth fastest. Qualifying was again disturbed by more red flags and Jordan couldn't get the best from his tyres but managed to qualify in 10th position.

Race One started with a big crash at turn one taking out several cars, having avoided the carnage Jordan would take the restart again in 10th position, as the green flag dropped Jordan got a good run and moved to the inside, having passed 3 cars and on the inside of two more for fifth place the car on the outside moved across and contact resulted in the race for Jordan ending there, more safety car sessions resulted in only 6 minutes of actual racing with the win taken by the 20 year old Australian Jordan Lloyd.

Race Two Jordan would again start in 10th and this time the start was fairly clean and the race was on. In the early laps Jordan would go wheel to wheel with his own teammates, three wide into turn four then the next lap side by side all the way from turn 4 to turn 8, not something you will see very often on a street circuit particularly in the narrowest section of St. Petersburg circuit. Eventually Jordan dispensed with his teammates and moved forward, before a safety car slowed the charge.  At the restart he found the car that had ended race one for him was now the car in front, as the green flag dropped the cars in front all went to defend the inside but Jordan saw this as an opportunity and went around the outside of turn one to make up two more positions.

Another very late braking into turn 10 completed a pass and put him into third position, the next two laps Jordan was closing on 2nd place but yet another safety car ended the race under yellow.

The win was taken by the 17 year old Chinese driver Yufeng Luo and 2nd place was the Australian Jordan Lloyd.

Jordan Cane said:

“I’m very pleased overall with the weekend considering its my first street circuit, however I still think it could have been even better had it not been for the incident in race one. Last year was a special year for me but this is stepping up a level and the competition is strong, I didn’t expect a podium in my very first weekend but I,ll take it and it gives me the confidence to try to add more at Barber.   Many thanks to my partners at Adidas Motorsport, Goodwood Road & Racing, Twelfth Man and Maui Jim for their support.”