AmD Tuning’s Ollie Jackson will be hoping to take advantage to the latest improvements to the team’s Volkswagen Golf this weekend at Snetterton, which will also be the 28-year-old’s home race, as he lives just five miles from the Norfolk circuit.
Jackson, who currently sits in 18th place in the drivers’ standings and 14th in the independents’ trophy classification, is targeting further top ten finishes at the Snetterton 300 circuit, with his best finish so far an eighth place at the season opening weekend at Brands Hatch.
“Snetterton is my home track, so I’m really looking forward to the weekend,” said Jackson.
“Over the summer break I’ve been training hard to keep myself in shape and have also lost a bit of weight which will help when I’m in the car.”
“We had a good start to the season at Brands Hatch but I think we struggled a little bit towards the summer break as others found more with their cars. However, we’ve been working to improve the Golf over the summer and hopefully the changes we have made will lead to an improvement on track. I’m also now more confident behind the wheel of the car and I want to pick up more top ten results over the second half of the year.”
Team Principal and former driver Shaun Hollamby outlined the improvements that the small team in its third year of competition in the British Touring Car Championship have been working on over the mid-season break:
“Over the summer we looked at the engine installation and have made some changes there in order to make the most of the boost we are allowed to run this season,” he said.
“We’ve also made some changes to the suspension geometry and the damping which we have tested at a brief shakedown and which did what we expected. We’re now looking forward to seeing how the changes perform on track at Snetterton but we are aware that everyone else has also been working hard over the summer to improve their cars and it is important that we don’t stand still.”