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Mat Jackson

Biography

Mat Jackson made his BTCC debut driving a Ford Focus in the Production Class in 2001. After struggling for funds over subsequent seasons, he resurfaced in the supporting SEAT Cupra Championship in 2005 with a family-run team and dominated proceedings in 2006 to clinch the crown.

That proved the catalyst for a BTCC return in 2007, piloting an ex-Andy Priaulx WTCC BMW 320si – and Jackson was an instant front-runner, tallying his maiden podium finish in his third race and a breakthrough victory mid-season at Oulton Park en route to seventh position in the final drivers’ table. Still competing as an Independent, the following year saw an outright title challenge as five wins earned the McLaren Automotive test and development driver the runner-up spoils in the standings.

In 2009, Jackson switched to Racing Silverline’s Chevrolet Lacetti, and despite missing the opening meeting, he triumphed four times to finish fifth in the overall classification. He moved to Motorbase Performance in 2010, winning races for the team in every year bar 2013 and claiming a best championship finish of fourth place in a Ford Focus ST in 2011.The Warwickshire star was a last-minute addition to the 2014 BTCC entry list after agreeing an 11th-hour deal to remain part of Motorbase’s line-up.

The team sat out the opening half of 2015 due to budgetary shortfall, but Jackson returned midway through and was the most successful driver in the field over the final five meetings, tallying four wins from 15 starts and three consecutive pole positions.

2016 was a strong year for Motorbase, and Jackson. After a half-campaign in 2015, the Kent squad were back for a full run at 2016, with Jackson tallying a joint-high of five victories (Donington Park, Thruxton, Snetterton, Knockhill, Brands Hatch), tied with Colin Turkington, on his way to helping the squad to a maiden title, the Independent Teams’ Championship.

Jackson will stay with Motorbase for 2017 as it expands to a three-car operation following its most successful season to date.

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 14th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 13th
Donington Park Qualifying 18th
Race 1 11th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 DNF
Thruxton Qualifying 10th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 20th
Race 3 14th
Oulton Park Qualifying 7th
Race 1 6th
Race 2 7th
Race 3 DNF
Croft Qualifying 3rd
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 7th
Race 3 1st
Snetterton Qualifying 13th
Race 1 11th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 4th
Knockhill Qualifying 12th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 16th
Race 3 7th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 10 June 1981
Place of Birth: Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England
Lives: Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England
Team: Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo
Car: Ford Focus ST

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch, 16 April 2001

* BTCC Races Includes 26 races in Production class in 2001

BTCC Races: 324
BTCC Wins: 31
BTCC Podiums: 78
BTCC Poles: 5
BTCC Fastest Laps: 25

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