Jackson joins Chilton at Motorbase for 2018

1 Mins read
Credit: Teach Shredded Wheat Motorbase Performance

Mat Jackson is targeting British Touring Car Championship glory after resigning with Motorbase Performance for the ninth consecutive season.

The 26-year-old will team up with the already announced Tom Chilton as the squad aims to retake the Independents’ Team title in 2018.

“I know that the guys have been hard at work over the winter to improve the pace of the car, and there’s been a huge amount of hard work that’s gone in from their side,” said Jackson.

“We’ve got a whole new set up this year with the RS and a new team-mate in Tom on-board for the season.

“It’s going to be an exciting season and we’re hopeful that the changes will put us in good stead to battle for the BTCC title this year.”

Jackson finished eighth in the overall championship and third in the independent title fight last season.

Team boss David Bartrum explained how Jackson played a role in getting the team to where it is today.

“Mat has helped us get the car to where it is now and has been with us from the start of our NGTC journey so it seems fitting for him to join Tom in what should be our strongest campaign to date with the new Focus RS,” he said.

“Both Mat and Tom have fantastic proven track records which speak for themselves and they are both hungry to become the 2018 BTCC champion.

“They have great respect for each other professionally and already get on well, which is a great dynamic of the team.”

Jackson will revert back to the #7 race number after running #3 last year.

Related posts

Rick Parfitt Jr. set for BTCC debut with EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars

3 Mins read
Multiple British GT Champion, Rick Parfitt Jr will make his debut in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) during the 2021 season after sealing the final spot in EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars’ four driver lineup.

Jelley set for WSR return to complete Team BMW line-up for 2021 season

2 Mins read
Stephen Jelley has been revealed as the third driver in Team BMW’s line-up as the multiple BTCC race winner returns to WSR for the first time in 12 years to partner Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant.

WSR and Team BMW retain Tom Oliphant ahead of 2021 season

1 Mins read
Tom Oliphant will remain with Team BMW & WSR for the 2021 season after his return to the BTCC was announced as he partners Colin Turkington in a three driver line-up.

Leave a Reply