Scoring his first ever Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship podium earlier this season was a dream result for Ollie Jackson. However, since then he has only had sporadic visits to the points with only one further visit to the top ten.
The AmD with Cobra Exhausts driver has had a fair share of misfortune to explain certain poor results, but this still doesn’t deter the thirty-four year old from aiming for the points each race weekend.
Ninth place in the second race at Oulton Park was undoubtedly his best drive of the year, battles with overall title hopefuls highlighted that the Audi S3 Saloon still has pace when the luck falls into place.
The AmD team used the recent test at Snetterton to try out different improvements to the car and with Ollie running a top ten pace, it seemed that the luck has finally turned.
With the Norfolk circuit next up on the BTCC calendar, Jackson is well placed for a strong performance this weekend. But as with anything in the BTCC, anything can happen.
“I think we’re in a good place at the moment.” Mused Jackson,
“From the test we were able to get a better understanding of the car on different tyres and it will be interesting see where we end up. I’m feeling relatively confident and if we can get the balance of the car right, then I think we can be in a good place.
“As ever in testing, we were able to try a few things out and there were some that worked and some that didn’t, but it has left us feeling like we have a strong car for the weekend ahead – particularly in the longer race.
“We’ll have to see how that one pans out and make sure we are there for the finish, but I’m hopeful we can push for some good points this weekend.”