Driver rankings in sports car racing have been a hot-button topic this year.
For the uninitiated, in the both the FIA World Endurance Championship and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, you have four levels of ranking: Platinum, for factory drivers, Gold, for non-factory paid professionals, Silver, for (in theory) faster gentlemen drivers with day jobs or under-the-radar international drivers, and Bronze, for purely gentlemen drivers.
Some drivers are either ranked higher or lower than you’d expect depending on the circumstances; in some cases, there is no rhyme or reason to why drivers are ranked a certain way. This is why the rankings are set to be examined and looked at more closely this offseason.
But leave it to Jordan Taylor – the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Series DP champion, and two-time winner in TUDOR this year including at Petit Le Mans – to provide the funniest take on driver rankings you’ll see today, or perhaps all offseason.
Taylor, known as much for growing out a mullet (and then cutting it) and his general quirkiness on social media as his excellent prowess behind the wheel, did this to an unsuspecting driver who parked in a parking lot and took up two parking spots.
With the above description of rankings, the joke is even funnier.
This is why Jordan Taylor is not only a great driver, but a great humorist.