Airwaves BMW Drivers Look For Indy Title Win


Both regular Airwave’s BMW drivers Mat Jackson and Steven Kane head in to tomorrow’s races hoping to secure the Independent Drivers championship which is currently topped by Tom Onslow-Cole, just 18 points ahead of Kane.

After running strong throughout the two practice sessions Kane made some radical changes to his set-up, just before qualifying which failed to pay off, leaving the Irishman down in fourteenth place. Thankfully for Kane his main rival Onslow-Cole failed to find the pace needed to propel him to the front and starts just four places ahead in tenth place.

A frustrated Kane said after qualifying: “I felt the car was very strong in FP1 and FP2 and we made a few changes for qualifying as we were after pole. The truth is we went too far and lost time, but it was a learning lesson and we think we now know what needs to be done for tomorrow. There is no reason why I can't win in this car against this field.”

Jackson had a better session and took sixth place on the grid for tomorrow’s race. “I haven't been thinking about the championship,” admitted the BMW driver. “I'm just driving as best I can and letting fate take care of the rest. Today the car was good and quick and we have a little more pace to come. We got held up a little by traffic today and that cost me a fraction, but overall I'm happy and I we're in a strong position going in to tomorrow.”

Team principle Oliver Collins added: “Mat did a fantastic job today and was by far the fastest BMW in qualifying; P6 tomorrow for him bodes well. Steven got a little unlucky and couldn't put the lap he needed together. Frustratingly just a tenth would have put him 5 places up the order showing how competitive this grid really is.”