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 has undergone a rebrand – with a striking new look – following the addition of Shredded Wheat as title sponsor across all three cars. Jackson – the most successful driver in the field yet to lift the laurels – returns for an eighth consecutive season with the Kent-based operation with his eyes fixed firmly on the ultimate prize, and he will be accompanied by the experienced Martin Depper and new boy Luke Davenport, who steps up to the championship from the supporting Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.

Season Results

Martin Depper

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 24th
Race 1 15th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 22nd
Donington Park Qualifying 26th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 25th
Race 3 24th
Thruxton Qualifying 31st
Race 1 24th
Race 2 DNF
Oulton Park Qualifying 32nd
Race 1 26th
Race 2 20th
Race 3 23rd
Croft Qualifying 27th
Race 1 18th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 11th
Snetterton Qualifying 30th
Race 1 22nd
Race 2 22nd
Race 3 17th
Race 3 17th
Knockhill Qualifying 31st
Race 1 27th
Race 2 11th
Race 3 12th

Mat Jackson

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

Rory Butcher

Event Session Position
Knockhill Qualifying 25th
Race 1 25th
Race 2 9th
Race 3 9th


2016 Independent Teams’ & Independent Drivers’ championships

Team Stats

Team: Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo
Car: Ford Focus
Team Members: Mat Jackson, Martin Depper, Luke Davenport
Drivers: 3
First Season: 2006

Races: 335
Wins: 26
Podiums: 78

Poles: 3
Fastest Laps: 25

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

Team Info

Team Principal: David Bartrum
Phone: 01732 822266
Team Address: Motorbase, Unit 2, Tower Industrial Estate, London Road, Wrotham, Kent, TN15 7NS


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