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 sticks with the Sunbury-based outfit for the upcoming season. 


Season Results

Donington ParkQualifying7th
Race 17th
Race 2DNF
Race 314th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying3rd
Race 120th
Race 218th
Race 313th
Race 19th
Race 214th
Race 316th
Oulton ParkQualifying12th
Race 111th
Race 212th
Race 31st
Race 111th
Race 210th
Race 34th
Race 14th
Race 28th
Race 37th
Race 15th
Race 25th
Race 321st
Thruxton 2Qualifying16th
Race 111th
Race 211th
Race 33rd
Race 19th
Race 214th
Race 313th
Brands Hatch GPQualifying11th
Race 110th
Race 215th
Race 39th

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: 234
BTCC Wins: 4
BTCC Podiums: 12
BTCC Poles: 1
BTCC Fastest Laps: 2
BTCC Points: 689

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