Ollie Jackson began his racing career in the Caterham Academy, before graduating to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB – claiming A1 class glory in 2011, with an incredible 19 podiums and 11 wins from 20 starts – and later British GT for the Lotus-backed operation. He has been a regular on the TOCA bill since 2008.
Jackson made his BTCC debut in a Triple Eight-prepared Vauxhall Vectra in the final two weekends of 2011. In 2012, Ollie signed for AmDtuning.com to drive the popular VW Golf. A strong season saw Jackson net a trio of top ten finishes, with career bests of eighth at Brands Hatch and Rockingham. Two further campaigns with Speedworks Motorsport and STP Racing with Sopp & Sopp respectively enabled Ollie to bag more BTCC experience in 2013 and 2014.
Following a year’s sabbatical, Jackson returned to AmDtuning.com to pilot the front-wheel drive Audi S3 in 2016, scoring a handful of points finishes.
In 2017, AmD expanded to a two-car operation, with Jackson featuring alongside Ant Whorton-Eales. He enjoyed a strong campaign, including a reverse grid pole position at Croft Circuit and will once again pilot AmD’s Audi S3 Saloon in 2018.
Jackson notched a maiden BTCC podium at the season-opening Brands Hatch Indy weekend.
In the off-season, Jackson made the switch to Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher – returning to the Motorbase stable having competed with the team in Porsche Carrera Cup GB.
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Date of Birth: 26 April 1984
Place of Birth: Reigate, Surrey
Lives: Reigate, Surrey
Team: Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher
Car: Ford Focus RS
BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch, 2 October 2011BTCC Races: 189