Team Global Robots/Steve Jordan Motorcycles riders Steve and Sarah Jordan have completed a successful shakedown test at Almeria ahead of the opening Ducati 848 Challenge round at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend.
The husband and wife duo took advantage of three days of dry and sunny track time with racedays.net to prepare their bikes for the 2012 season. Steve, a regular in the 2011 Ducati 848 Challenge, has been joined for the season by his wife Sarah, both of whom will race with backing from Andy Kirkwood, managing director of Milton Keynes based Industrial Robotics specialist Global Robots Ltd, under the Steve Jordan Motorcycles banner and will be the first ever married team to compete head-to-head in a British Championship.
"I am really excited about racing with Steve and also on the Ducati 848. Having secured the backing of Global Robots LTD and enjoying three days on the bike out in Spain this season couldn’t come quick enough. A lot of people are already commenting on what the conversation will consist of between myself and Steve in the van on the way home from meetings, but I find it fun and I am sure after a few meetings it will become very close and interesting on track," said Sarah, who was third in last year's BMCRC Thunderbike Championship.
"It generally takes me a little while to become comfortable on a new bike but the testing at Almeria went better than planned with the bike feeling great from the start. Steve was flying out in Almeria so it will be a tough few rounds to start with but I am sure that by Assen I will be where I need to be pace wise."