Stephen Jelley


Stephen Jelley’s career began in single-seaters, firstly in Formula Ford and subsequently British Formula 3, finishing third overall in the latter in 2007 courtesy of two race wins. 

He contested the 2008 GP2 Asia Series before switching to the BTCC with Team RAC the same year, scoring seven points finishes. Despite dislocating his shoulder in an accident at Silverstone, he continued to compete and took the chequered flag inside the top ten in the very next race. He took pole position in the season finale, though a broken gearbox scuppered his chances come race day. 

The Midlander continued with Team RAC in 2009, winning twice at Rockingham and tallying three further podium finishes en route to sixth spot in the final Drivers’ table. 

After stints in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, British GT and the Blancpain Endurance Series, Jelley returned to the BTCC in 2017, piloting a Ford Focus fielded by Team Parker Racing with Maximum Motorsport. 

He stayed put in 2018, making the switch to a BMW 125i M Sport. Jelley continued into 2019 for a third consecutive campaign with the outfit in Britain’s top flight, yielding a rostrum finish at Brands Hatch and a win at Oulton Park – his first in ten years. He remained with the team in 2020. 

Jelley moved to Team BMW for 2021, returning to the squad he made his BTCC debut with in 2008. Having secured a pair of podium finishes during the campaign, the Leicestershire racer stuck with the Sunbury-based outfit for the 2022 season.

In 2022, Jelley enjoyed his best season since 2009, concluding the year just outside the top ten in the overall Drivers’ battle. He showed impressive consistency throughout the 30-round season, scoring points at every event, and bagging a fourth career BTCC victory at Oulton Park.

The 40-year-old will remain with the team in 2023, looking to build on his strong previous season.


Season Results

Donington Park NationalQualifying15th
Race 122nd
Race 24th
Race 320th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying18th
Race 1DNF
Race 2DNS
Race 324th
Race 16th
Race 26th
Race 36th
Race 119th
Race 217th
Race 316th
Oulton ParkQualifying12th
Race 110th
Race 218th
Race 313th
Race 18th
Race 27th
Race 3DNF
Race 14th
Race 23rd
Race 319th
Donington Park GPQualifying20th
Race 119th
Race 213th
Race 310th
Race 119th
Race 218th
Race 313th
Brands Hatch GPQualifying11th
Race 18th
Race 29th
Race 33rd

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth:
12 May 1982
Place of Birth:
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lives in:
Team BMW
BMW 330e M Sport

BTCC Debut:
Brands Hatch Indy, 2008

BTCC Races: 263
BTCC Wins: 4
BTCC Podiums: 14
BTCC Poles: 1
BTCC Fastest Laps: 2
BTCC Points: 830

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