After their new NGTC Ford Focus took its maiden win at Silverstone, the Redstone Racing team are hoping more success at Brands Hatch will allow them to finish the season in style at their race.
The car was the first built in-house by the Motorbase-run squad and was introduced hurriedly at Snetterton, and had an impressive first few races, culminating in the Silverstone win.
Now, they are eyeing more of the same to help them round off a very encouraging second half to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season
Team Manager Oly Collins said: “After such a great weekend at Silverstone you can’t help but look forward to Brands now. It’s our home race so with it comes a little more expectation and pressure. We’ve learnt a lot with the NGTC car over the past four race meetings and thanks to Mat and the whole team, we can now proudly boast a Motorbase designed and built race winner – so more learning at the final round and hopefully more wins.
“It will also be interesting to see the top 3 NGTC cars all battle it out on similar boost levels; I was hoping we would all be on the same boost so there would be no excuses!”
The team’s NGTC development has been backed up by increasingly promising results for Aron Smith, who scored his maiden podium last time out. This was followed by Jackson’s win, from 17th on the grid, a remarkable effort after a mechanical glitch robbed him of a near-certain victory in race one after he passed erstwhile leader Jason Plato and edged clear.
“Silverstone was a great achievement by all of the Redstone Racing team,” Jackson said. “The first win is always the hardest and now that we have achieved this, we can further improve and hopefully can challenge for more wins in the finale at Brands Hatch this weekend to round off the season with a high.
“We are under no illusion that it will be tough, but we like a challenge!”