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Stephen Jelley

Biography

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 (WSR) 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 moves to Team BMW for the 2021 campaign, as he returns to the squad he made his BTCC debut with in 2008.


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Season Results

EventSessionPosition
Thruxton 1Qualifying18th
Race 1DNF
Race 211th
Race 310th
SnettertonQualifying6th
SnettertonTop Ten Showdown4th
Race 14th
Race 27th
Race 35th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying10th
Race 114th
Race 2DNF
Race 322nd
Oulton ParkQualifying8th
Race 15th
Race 27th
Race 32nd
KnockhillQualifying14th
Race 111th
Race 29th
Race 33rd
Thruxton 2Qualifying15th
Race 115th
Race 214th
Race 314th
CroftQualifying12th
Race 113th
Race 210th
Race 314th
SilverstoneQualifying10th
SilverstoneTop Ten Showdown9th
Race 19th
Race 28th
Race 35th
Donington ParkQualifying17th
Race 115th
Race 213th
Race 39th
Brands Hatch GPQualifying9th
Race 123rd
Race 29th
Race 324th

Driver Info

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

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch Indy, 2008

BTCC Races: 204
BTCC Wins: 3
BTCC Podiums: 10
BTCC Poles: 1
BTCC Fastest Laps: 2
BTCC Points: 508

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