JB Data Engineering is owned and run by Jordan Bird. Jordan has completed a motorsport apprenticeship, specialising in electronics and data acquisition systems.
Jordan has spent four seasons working in, and gaining experience from, teams such as Stratton Motorsport, Ebor GT in the 2016 British GT Championship, Jota Sport in the European Le Mans Series, the works Radical team, Balfe Motorsport in GT Open and many others.
Jordan began his motorsport career at the age at 15, working first at Norwich-based Stratton Motorsport as Junior Data Engineer where he worked on the two Lotus Evora’s and the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 that competed in the British GT Championship. Jordan was very fortunate to shadow the Data Engineer at Le Mans 2014 LMP2 class-winners Jota Sport over the course of the ELMS round at Silverstone. Over that weekend Jordan leaned how to analyse telemetry and learned the basics of race strategy and how it can affect the outcome of the race.
In 2015 Jordan worked with the Data Engineer at BTCC team Houseman Racing. He also got to work with leading Mini Challenge team Excelr8 Motorsport, working with Adam Cunnington as his data engineer over the course of Adam’s first weekend in the series.
Jordan also worked with the Works Radical Team alongside LMP ace Alex Kapadia. From working with these two teams he gained expert knowledge in the use of the AIM data system.
In 2016 Jordan joined York-based Ebor GT, making their debut that season in the British GT Championship, as their Data Engineer. Working on the team’s Maserati GT MC GT4, Jordan became proficient in the use of Magneti Marelli software and helped get the drivers up to speed.
During the 2016 season Jordan, alongside the Race Engineer, also worked on race strategy for the team. He proved his worth as they finished in sixth place in the GT4 team’s standings and second in the GT4 Pro-Am category, scoring points in all but one round.
Also, Jordan got to work with Adam Cunnington as his Data Engineer. During Adam’s first full season, Jordan got him from being in the bottom half of the field, to being in the top ten of the field.
Jordan also worked with Balfe Motorsport, during the 2016 GT Open championship, at the Silverstone round. Using his knowledge of the Race Logic V-Box video system he was able to provide expert support to the team’s Data Engineer.
In 2017 Jordan was offered the opportunity to complete a motorsport apprenticeship with Dereham-based Stanbridge Motorsport. Jordan worked on the team’s Radical SR1, F3 Cup car and VW Fun Cup entry, providing the race strategy for the team’s entry into the VW Fun Cup round at Spa-Francorchamps.
In 2018 Jordan was working for Ginetta giants Want2race, providing on and off track support with data analysis, video analysis and providing the race strategy for the team in their Ginetta GT4 Super-Cup entry in the GT Cup series. Jordan has also working with EDF Motorsport proving data analysis training and providing off track support to the team as they compete in the Britcar series. Jordan was also working with Century Motorsport in the British GT series.
Jordan Bird is proficient in the following data software packages: PI Toolbox, PI Toolset, Aim, Race logic, Race Technologies, Motec, Magneti Marelli and Windrab.