Ollie Jackson took a breakthrough Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup podium finish at Croft last weekend and feels he’s progressed into the top group in the championship.
The former BTCC racer has been a top ten finisher throughout the season, but after breaking into the top four at Oulton Park at the start of June, he progressed further during the visit to Yorkshire.
Qualifying sixth for the third time this season, Jackson moved up to fifth place at the start of race one and held the podium throughout despite some pressure from a group of cars behind.
In race two he once again gained a place on lap one, slotting into fourth place behind championship leader Carl Breeze. As the race progressed he began to pile the pressure on, with a thrilling late duel between the two going Breeze’s way by just 0.154s.
A post-race penalty for Jamie Orton though gave Jackson his maiden podium finish in third, which he followed up with a seventh place finish during a robust final race to cap off his biggest points haul from a Supercup meeting so far.
“There’s been a lot of progress this weekend and I feel like I’ve bridged the gap to the front-runners in the championship. It was a great result to inherit third in the second race, as that was a really good race for us pace wise,” said Jackson.
“I was a bit do-or-die in race three and it didn’t swing my way, but that takes nothing away from a great weekend. The goal was to move me onto the back of the top group on the grid and we’ve done that.”