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, Sam Tordoff joined Team GardX Racing with Motorbase, the outfit running as an entry under Motorbase backing.

Season Results

Sam Tordoff

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 26th
Race 2 18th
Race 3 13th
Donington Park Qualifying 3rd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 11th
Race 3 DNF
Thruxton Qualifying 6th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 4th
Oulton Park Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 4th
Race 2 DNF
Croft Qualifying 4th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 8th
Snetterton Qualifying 1 8th
Snetterton Qualifying 2 16th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 6th
Race 3 DNF
Rockingham Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 18th
Race 3 4th
Knockhill Qualifying 16th
Race 1 17th
Race 2 11th
Race 3 5th
Silverstone Qualifying 1st
Race 1 1st
Race 2 3rd
Race 3 14th
Race 1 11th
Race 2 14th
Race 3 6th

Team Stats

Races: 29
Wins: 1
Podiums: 2

Poles: 1
Fastest Laps: 1
Points: 201

Team Info

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


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