2012 BTCC Team-By-Team Preview: AmD Tuning.com

AmD Tuning.com, VW Golf (Photo Credit: btcc.net)
AmD Tuning.com, VW Golf (Photo Credit: btcc.net)


No.48 Ollie Jackson
Volkswagen Golf

Shaun Hollamby's AmD team are better prepared for this season than for either of the previous season.

After Jackson's confirmation in the driving seat at Autosport International in January the team have embarked on a extensive testing program, developing the combination of S2000 chassis and NGTC engine to a new level.

Speaking after the Jackson announcement Hollamby put faith in the 2012 regulations to keep the balance of performance, moving away from the wild swings of fortune of last season.

Jackson was another to make his BTCC debut with Triple Eight, racing in the final two rounds of the championship after starting the year in the British GT field with Lotus, consistently finishing, though without overall points. Those races, however, gave Jackson a taste of BTCC racing, being involved in a start line dust-up that left him facing backwards up Silverstone's pit straight.

Ollie Jackson on….what to expect from the BTCC
“I learnt that I should hit and expected to get hit. I was a bit of a shock because I'd been in GT racing Carrera Cup where it's very non contact. I'd forgotten how to race properly having come out of Caterham club racing where there's a lot of contact so it was a bit of a flashback at Silverstone. In terms of driving the car I'm starting to feel more comfortable in front wheel and the Vectra helped me because it was so difficult to drive so I learnt a lot those two weekends.”