Jack Clarke (racing driver)

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Jack Clarke
Nationality  British
Born (1988-03-01) 1 March 1988 (age 26)
Effingham (England)
Related to Julian Bailey (stepfather)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2014
Current team Crabbie's Racing
Car no. 44
Starts 18
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2013
2012
2012
2012
200911
2008
2007–08
200708
2006
International GT Open
Blancpain Endurance Series
ARCA Racing Series
European Le Mans Series
FIA Formula Two Championship
Porsche Carrera Cup UK
FPA Autumn Trophy
Formula Palmer Audi
Formula BMW UK

Jack Clarke (born 1 March 1988 in Effingham, Surrey) is a professional race car driver. Clarke is the stepson of ex-Formula One and British Touring Car Championship driver Julian Bailey.

Career[edit]

Formula BMW[edit]

Clarke made his circuit racing debut in 2006 in the one-make Formula BMW UK series, driving for Nexa Racing. It was a tough rookie season, as he only scored two points all season en route to 22nd place in the championship, and sixth place in the Rookie Cup. He also finished 25th in the end of season World Final in Valencia. During the season, he achieved his A levels at the City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead, Surrey.

Formula Palmer Audi[edit]

Clarke moved up to the Formula Palmer Audi series for the 2007 season.[1] Clarke suffered a poor start to the championship, amassing 76 points from the first seven races. Seven podiums in the last thirteen races, including two wins at Brands Hatch[2] and Croft,[3] progressed Clarke up the championship table to fourth, holding off Jason Moore by two points.[4] Clarke also committed to an Autumn Trophy campaign, and he ended up third in the championship, sixteen points behind champion Richard Keen.[5]

Clarke continued in the series in 2008, and this time finished fifth in the championship.[6] Clarke won races at Oulton Park[7] and Brands Hatch[8] (both races with fastest laps) and also set a fastest lap during one of the races at Snetterton. A second Autumn Trophy campaign followed, and Clarke finished fourth, with a win, two poles and a fastest lap, all coming at Brands Hatch.

Formula Two[edit]

2009 saw Clarke move up to the FIA Formula Two Championship, driving car number eleven.[9]

Clarke was involved in a racing accident during the second race of the Brands Hatch weekend. On lap nine, Clarke lost control of his car on the exit of Westfield bend, spinning into the tyre wall. Upon impact, one of the wheels detached from the car and bounced back towards the circuit. Pietro Gandolfi and Jolyon Palmer both avoided the tyre, but the tyre impacted with the head of Henry Surtees. His car, with its now unconscious driver, continued straight ahead into the barrier on the approach to Sheene Curve, also losing a wheel, and came to rest at the end of the curve with its remaining rear wheel still spinning. Surtees later succumbed to injuries inflicted by the tyre. Clarke paid tribute to Surtees, describing him as a "quality driver" and a "hard racer".[10]

He scored six points over the course of the season, finishing eighteenth in the championship.

In 2010, Clarke continued in Formula Two.[11] He scored 81 points over the season, achieving two podiums and finishing 9th. He remains in the championship for 2011.[12]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Formula BMW UK Nexa Racing 20 0 0 0 0 2 22nd
2007 Formula Palmer Audi MotorSport Vision 20 2 2  ? 6 253 4th
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy 6 1 1 0 4 96 3rd
Formula Palmer Audi Shootout 3 1 1 0 2 42 2nd
2008 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Porsche Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 —†
Formula Palmer Audi MotorSport Vision 19 2 0 3 7 264 5th
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy 6 1 2 1 2 86 4th
Formula Palmer Audi Shootout 3 0 0 0 0 30 4th
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 0 0 0 0 6 18th
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 17 0 0 0 3 81 9th
2011 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 1 0 1 3 110 8th


† – As Clarke drove the VIP car, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2009 11 VAL
1

13
VAL
2

19
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

15
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
DON
1

9
DON
2

14
OSC
1

7
OSC
2

Ret
IMO
1

14
IMO
2

14
CAT
1

17
CAT
2

14
18th 6
2010 11 SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

4
MAR
1

Ret
MAR
2

Ret
MON
1

Ret
MON
2

12
ZOL
1

Ret
ZOL
2

4
ALG
1

3
ALG
2

Ret
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

8
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

9
OSC
1

12
OSC
2

DNS
VAL
1

16
VAL
2

2
9th 81
2011 11 SIL
1

8
SIL
2

6
MAG
1

13
MAG
2

10
SPA
1

19
SPA
2

6
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

7
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

3
RBR
1

5
RBR
2

Ret
MON
1

8
MON
2

7
CAT
1

7
CAT
2

9
8th 110

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – just in first race) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
2014 Crabbie's Racing Ford Focus ST Mk.III BRH
1

19
BRH
2

19
BRH
3

17
DON
1

25
DON
2

24
DON
3

15
THR
1

19
THR
2

17
THR
3

22
OUL
1

20
OUL
2

19
OUL
3

18
CRO
1

17
CRO
2

12
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

19
SNE
2

25
SNE
3

22
KNO
1

-
KNO
2

-
KNO
3

-
ROC
1

-
ROC
2

-
ROC
3

-
SIL
1

-
SIL
2

-
SIL
3

-
BRH
1

-
BRH
2

-
BRH
3

-
23rd* 5*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Clarke confirms Formula Palmer Audi entry". ParcFerme. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Brands Hatch Indy, Sunday, 10 June 2007". club-fpa.com. 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Croft, Sunday, 23 September 2007". club-fpa.com. 2007-09-23. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  4. ^ "2007 Championship Points". club-fpa.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ "2007 Autumn Trophy Points". club-fpa.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  6. ^ "2008 Championship Points". club-fpa.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  7. ^ "Oulton Park International, Saturday, 28 June 2008". club-fpa.com. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  8. ^ "Brands Hatch GP, Sunday, 27 July 2008". club-fpa.com. 2008-07-27. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Jack Clarke joins F2 entry list". FIA Formula Two Championship. 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  10. ^ "Jack Clarke pays tribute to Henry Surtees". FIA Formula Two Championship. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  11. ^ "Jack Clarke makes Formula Two return". FIA Formula Two Championship (MotorSport Vision). 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  12. ^ "Jack Clarke targets championship victory on F2 return". FIA Formula Two Championship (MotorSport Vision). 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

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