JANUARY 4, 2001
Jordan announce plan to take to the waves
JORDAN GRAND PRIX will take to the waves after they announced on Thursday that they will enter a team in the Honda Formula 4-stroke Race Series.
The Jordan Honda team announced their intentions to run in the series at the London International Boat Show at Earls Court and confirmed the project will run in the yellow livery of the team and will be sponsored by the EJ10 High Intensity Drink.
"When Honda told me about this opportunity I thought it was a great way to promote the new EJ10 drink and also underline our reputation for having some fun when away from the Formula One arena," chairman and chief executive Eddie Jordan said.
"It's quite literally a turn-key promotion, as Honda have provided us with a ready-to-race sports boat which our marketing people are going to use to good effect in promoting EJ10. All the back-up and support means we basically turn up and race.
"This is a very important year for Jordan Honda in Formula One, but the powerboat project will provide some light relief away from our goal of fighting for the World Championship."
No drivers have been named for the 10-race series but Jordan plan to allow German Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Jarno Trulli to take to the wheel of the boat.
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