Ollie Jackson re-signs with Motorbase for 2020
Ollie Jackson will remain with Motorbase for the 2020 BTCC season after re-signing with the Ford team for a second year.
Jackson returned to the team – having previously raced for Motorbase in the Porsche Carrera Cup – at the start of 2019 after three seasons at the wheel of an AmD Tuning-run Audi, and secured his best points haul in the series to date; ending the year 19th overall and eighth in the Independents’ Trophy.
The 35-year-old becomes the first driver to be confirmed as part of Motorbase’s three-car assault on the series this season, with his target being to try and push for Independent honours at the wheel of a newly-built Ford Focus RS.
“I was thrilled to make the move to Motorbase Performance last season, and it helped me to get better results than I have ever had in my BTCC career,” he said. “I worked really hard with the team behind the scenes and it has improved me as a driver.
“We focused on making sure I was more consistent over the race weekends, rather than just gunning for individual results, which is maybe what I had been guilty of in previous seasons. That really helped me step up and I was confident going into each race weekend.
“The Independents’ Trophy title has to be my aim for the season ahead.”
Team principal David Bartrum said he was pleased to keep Jackson onboard for a second season.
“Ollie got to know the team well last season and he put in some really head-turning races – including finishing on a high with a sixth place in the finale at Brands Hatch,” he said. “He spent a lot of time working with our data guys pushing himself to get even better in 2019, and that showed in his performance on-track.
“There were some tough weekends, but he is improving and having the consistency of the same guys around him going into 2020 will only continue in that upwards trajectory.
“We’re looking forward to making some more announcements in the next few weeks as 2020 is building up to be a very positive year for Motorbase.”
Entry list – 28 January:
No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car
1 – Colin Turkington – GBR – West Surrey Racing – BMW 330i M Sport
3 – Tom Chilton – GBR – BTC Racing – Honda Civic Type R
4 – Sam Osborne – GBR – AmD Tuning – Honda Civic Type R
15 – Tom Oliphant – GBR – West Surrey Racing – BMW 330i M Sport
16 – Aiden Moffat – GBR – Laser Tools Racing – Infiniti Q50
18 – Senna Proctor – GBR – Excelr8 Motorsport – Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance
19 – Bobby Thompson – GBR – Trade Price Cars Racing – Audi S3
21 – Mike Bushell – GBR – Team HARD – Volkswagen CC
24 – Jake Hill – GBR – AmD Tuning – Honda Civic Type R
25 – Matt Neal – GBR – Team Dynamics – Honda Civic Type R
27 – Dan Cammish – GBR – Team Dynamics – Honda Civic Type R
31 – Jack Goff – GBR – Team HARD – Volkswagen CC
32 – Daniel Rowbottom – GBR – Ciceley Motorsport – Mercedes A Class
33 – Adam Morgan – GBR – Ciceley Motorsport – Mercedes A Class
41 – Carl Boardley – GBR – Team HARD – BMW 125i M Sport
48 – Ollie Jackson – GBR – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus RS
66 – Josh Cook – GBR – BTC Racing – Honda Civic Type R
77 – Andrew Jordan – GBR – West Surrey Racing – BMW 330i M Sport
80 – Tom Ingram – GBR – Speedworks Motorsport – Toyota Corolla
116 – Ashley Sutton – GBR – Laser Tools Racing – Infiniti Q50
777 – Michael Crees – GBR – BTC Racing – Honda Civic Type R
TBC – James Gornall – GBR – Trade Price Cars Racing – Audi S3
Race numbers subject to confirmation when official entry list is revealed