BTCC Racer Jackson Makes Ginetta Supercup Switch


Former British Touring Car Championship competitor Ollie Jackson will step across to the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup for the 2015 season.

Jackson has competed in the BTCC since late 2011, having competed in the final two rounds of that season in a Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra.

A move to AMD Tuning yielded three top ten finishes in their Volkswagen Golf in 2012, before Jackson visited the top ten just once in 2013 in a Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis.

Last season was a troubled year for Jackson in a Welch Motorsport Proton Persona, continued engine troubles restricting him to a best finish of seventeenth.

Alongside his touring car exploits, Jackson also has plenty of experience in sportscars, competing in Caterham’s, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and British GT prior to his BTCC move.

Earlier this month, the 30 year old was part of the Speedworks/Hughes Motorsport line-up for the Dubai 24 Hours, finishing second in the SP3 class and 22nd overall in a Ginetta G50 alongside Tony Hughes, Ross Warburton and Ginetta Supercup racer Tom Oliphant.

“I am looking forward to joining the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup grid for the forthcoming season,” said Jackson.

I’ve watched them a whole lot over the past few years given their place on the BTCC support bill and they have always been hugely entertaining.

“It would be nice to find myself towards the front of the field and take home a selection of silverware, but there will undoubtedly be a field of very strong drivers, often with a lot of experience in the G55, so I’m realistic about what I can achieve in year one!”