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Biography

Based near Brands Hatch in Kent, Motorbase Performance has been competing in the BTCC since 2006. Having raced Honda, SEAT and BMW machinery in the past, Motorbase has chosen the Ford Focus to contest the BTCC since 2011, propelling it to multiple victories and podium finishes.

Although the team struggled over the first half of 2013, developments to its NGTC Focus and the addition of a third car to its assault for Tom Onslow-Cole saw the Airwaves Racing-branded outfit finish the campaign as front-runners once again.

Mat Jackson was a consistent contender in 2014 and whilst Motorbase sat out the opening half of 2015 on financial grounds, when the squad returned mid-season, Jackson tallied four wins and four rostrums from the final five race weekends. He was joined by former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan in 2016 for a full-on title attack.

As it transpired, Motorbase achieved their best yet in the BTCC in 2016, winning maiden titles – Independent Teams’ and Independent Drivers’ honours via Jordan.

For 2017, the outfit underwent a rebrand – with a striking new look – following the addition of Shredded Wheat as title sponsor across all three cars. Mat Jackson returned for an eighth consecutive season with the Kent-based operation and he was accompanied by the experienced Martin Depper and new boy Luke Davenport.

In 2018, the team became a two car line-up – consisting of the newly-facelifted Ford Focus RS – with James Cole returning to the fold and Tom Chilton joining him at Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher. The latter drove consistently well on the way to third in the Drivers’ Championship, with a victory at Knockhill. He stayed with the Motorbase-backed team in 2019 and set himself the target of securing the Drivers’ crown and was joined by Motorbase returnee Ollie Jackson in the sister RS.

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Season Results

Ollie Jackson

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 27th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 18th
Race 3 DNF
Donington Park Qualifying 11th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 11th
Race 3 16th
Thruxton Qualifying 19th
Race 1 16th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 16th
Croft Qualifying 8th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 20th
Race 3 11th
Oulton Park Qualifying 13th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 13th
Race 3 13th
Snetterton Qualifying 12th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 7th
Thruxton 2 Qualifying 14th
Race 1 15th
Race 2 18th
Race 3 15th
Knockhill Qualifying 18th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 18th
Race 3 15th
Silverstone Qualifying 18th
Race 1 18th
Race 2 14th
Race 3 19th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 6th
Race 3 8th

Tom Chilton

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 13th
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 9th
Race 3 2nd
Donington Park Qualifying 13th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 12th
Thruxton Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 18th
Race 2 25th
Race 3 13th
Croft Qualifying 3rd
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 9th
Race 3 1st
Oulton Park Qualifying 15th
Race 1 12th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 12th
Snetterton Qualifying 4th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 17th
Race 3 12th
Thruxton 2 Qualifying 16th
Race 1 22nd
Race 2 12th
Race 3 22nd
Knockhill Qualifying 4th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 7th
Silverstone Qualifying 11th
Race 1 9th
Race 2 20th
Race 3 5th
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 19th
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 5th
Race 3 DNF

Titles

2016 Independent Teams’ & Independent Drivers’ championships

Team Stats

Team: Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher
Car: Ford Focus
Team Members: Tom Chilton, Ollie Jackson
Drivers: 2
First Season: 2006

Races: 404
Wins: 28
Podiums: 90

Poles: 3
Fastest Laps: 29

First Win: 2009
Constructors Wins: 0
Championship Wins: 2

Team Info

Team Principal: David Bartrum
Phone: 01732 822266
Email: oly@motorbaseperformance.co.uk
Team Address: Motorbase, Unit 2, Tower Industrial Estate, London Road, Wrotham, Kent, TN15 7NS

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