Jason Watt

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Jason Watt in 2004 being interviewed by Anette Heick.
Jason Watt driving for Den Blå Avis (Super Nova Racing) during the Formula 3000 race at the Circuit de Catalunya in 1998.

Jason Watt (born 24 February 1970) is a successful Danish racing driver. Watt enjoyed a fruitful karting career before moving into Formula Ford in 1992. He graduated to the British Formula Vauxhall Lotus Winter Series in 1993, winning the championship, as well as winning the following years Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival, and British Formula Ford championship.

In 1995, Watt won the Formula Opel Euroseries and had a one-off outing in the German Formula Three Championship. In 1996 he followed several other "coming men" of the time, such as Dario Franchitti, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jan Magnussen, into the International Touring Car Championship, driving a JAS Engineering entered Alfa Romeo. He also kept his single-seater ambitions alive by contesting a round of the British Formula 2 championship for Fred Goddard Racing.

Watt's career had progressed as far as the International Formula 3000 championship by 1997, where he was a consistent frontrunner and was recognised as one of the best up and coming talents. In 1997 and 1998 Jason drove for David Sears' Super Nova Racing team, under the Den Blå Avis banner, in deference to his major sponsor. He won one race each year. For 1999 he was promoted to the main Super Nova Racing squad and was a championship contender, winning twice and finishing the year as championship runner-up.

Watt's single-seater career was curtailed by a motorcycle accident during the off-season late in 1999 which left him paralysed from the chest down. He has since continued to race successfully in touring cars driving specially modified cars, and in 2002 won the Danish Touring Car Championship.

In March 2008, Watt formed his own touring car team with a car from SEAT.[1] Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing raced at the 2009 FIA WTCC Race of Germany.

In 2012 Watt moved from touring cars to Legends car racing.[2] He also acts as team manager of Team Wounded Racing endurance team whose drivers are more or less physically disabled Afghanistan war veterans. All drivers have either amputations or spinal cord injuries.[3]

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Position Points
1996 Bosh JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti HOC
1

RET
HOC
2

RET
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

9
EST
1

15
EST
2

DNS
HEL
1

DNS
HEL
2

DNS
NOR
1

15
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

22
DIE
2

12
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

3
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

RET
MAG
1

RET
MAG
2

12
MUG
1

14
MUG
2

RET
HOC
1

RET
HOC
2

RET
INT
1

INT
2

SUZ
1

SUZ
2

20th 17

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
1997 Den Blå Avis SIL
4
PAU
12
HEL
DNS
NÜR
2
PER
RET
HOC
4
A1R
RET
SPA
1
MUG
2
JER
RET
3rd 25
1998 Den Blå Avis OSC
7
IMO
1
CAT
7
SIL
3
MON
RET
PAU
RET
A1R
3
HOC
2
HUN
10
SPA
8
PER
RET
NÜR
2
4th 30
1999 Super Nova Racing IMO
RET
MON
2
CAT
RET
MAG
RET
SIL
10
A1R
4
HOC
7
HUN
6
SPA
1
NÜR
1
2nd 30

Complete Danish Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Team Year Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Position Points
2001 Peugeot Statoil Motorsport Peugeot 306 GTi JYL
1

1
JYL
2

3
DJR
1

4
DJR
2

RET
JYL
1

4
JYL
2

5
KNU
1

1
KNU
2

1
DJR
1

4
DJR
2

RET
JYL
1

1
JYL
2

1
JYL
1

RET
JYL
2

4
JYL
1

4
JYL
2

3
2nd 140
2002 Peugeot Statoil Motorsport Peugeot 307 GTi JYL
1

3
JYL
2

3
DJR
1

5
DJR
2

4
JYL
1

2
JYL
2

2
KNU
1

2
KNU
2

5
DJR
1

RET
DJR
2

4
JYL
1

1
JYL
2

6
JYL
1

3
JYL
2

RET
JYL
1

5
JYL
2

4
1st 298
2003 Peugeot Statoil Motorsport Peugeot 307 GTi JYL
1

RET
JYL
2

RET
MAN
1

RET
MAN
2

8
JYL
1

5
JYL
2

2
PAD
1

RET
PAD
2

RET
KNU
1

5
KNU
2

5
DJU
1

6
DJU
2

3
JYL
1

7
JYL
2

4
JYL
1

3
JYL
2

5
JYL
2

9
JYL
1

4
6th 152
2004 Peugeot Statoil Motorsport Peugeot 307 GTi JYL
1

14
JYL
2

DNS
PAD
1

RET
PAD
2

6
JYL
1

3
JYL
2

1
KNU
1

RET
KNU
2

RET
DJR
1

14
DJR
2

6
JYL
1

5
JYL
2

RET
PAD
1

9
PAD
2

15
JYL
1

7
JYL
2

7
12th 94
2005 Volvo Motorsport Danmark Volvo S60 JYL
1

?
JYL
2

?
PAD
1

?
PAD
2

?
JYL
1

?
JYL
2

5
STU
1

?
STU
2

?
DJU
1

7
DJU
2

7
JYL
1

9
JYL
2

?
JYL
1

10
JYL
2

?
PAD
1

7
PAD
2

4
JYL
1

?
JYL
2

?
11th 83
2006 Autoforum Racing Team Peugeot 307 JYL
1

14
JYL
2

RET
PAD
1

RET
PAD
2

12
STU
1

11
STU
2

11
DJU
1

13
DJU
2

13
JYL
1

9
JYL
2

11
JYL
1

12
JYL
2

RET
PAD
1

19
PAD
2

9
PAD
1

8
PAD
2

7
JYL
1

14
JYL
2

14
12th 66
2007 Den Blå Avis BMW 320 JYL
1

14
JYL
2

13
JYL
3

RET
STU
1

5
STU
2

7
STU
3

4
JYL
1

18
JYL
2

11
JYL
3

21
PAD
1

11
PAD
2

RET
PAD
3

RET
PAD
1

RET
PAD
2

8
PAD
3

8
JYL
1

8
JYL
2

7
JYL
3

7
PAD
1

21
PAD
2

RET
PAD
3

14
13th 107
2008 SEAT Seat Leon JYL
1

25
JYL
2

16
JYL
3

7
DJU
1

8
DJU
2

2
DJU
3

4
JYL
1

8
JYL
2

3
JYL
3

7
JYL
1

11
JYL
2

6
JYL
3

5
STU
1

10
STU
2

8
STU
3

RET
PAD
1

6
PAD
2

1
PAD
3

4
JYL
1

4
JYL
2

4
JYL
3

16
6th 212
2009 Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing Seat Leon JYL
1

4
JYL
2

8
JYL
3

5
PAD
1

4
PAD
2

3
PAD
3

2
JYL
1

7
JYL
2

3
JYL
3

4
PAD
1

RET
PAD
2

5
PAD
3

4
JYL
1

4
JYL
2

6
JYL
3

3
DJU
1

8
DJU
2

8
DJU
3

5
JYL
1

5
JYL
2

12
JYL
3

RET
6th 190
2010 Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing Seat Leon JYL
1

4
JYL
2

3
PAD
1

4
PAD
2

6
GÖT
1

3
GÖT
2

RET
JYL
1

2
JYL
2

1
DJU
1

4
DJU
2

RET
JYL
1

3
JYL
2

3
KNU
1

5
KNU
2

2
JYL
1

1
JYL
2

5
3rd 184.5

Complete WTCC results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Position Points
2009 Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing SEAT León 2.0 TFSI CUR PUE MAR PAU VAL BRN POR BRH OSC IMO OKA MAC 38th 0
Ret 19

Complete Scandinavian Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Team Year Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Position Points
2011 Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing Seat Leon JYL
1

1
JYL
2

RET
KNU
1

12
KNU
2

9
MAN
1

MAN
2

GÖT
1

GÖT
2

FAL
1

FAL
2

KAR
1

KAR
2

JYL
1

12
JYL
2

RET
KNU
1

RET
KNU
2

DNS
MAN
1

MAN
2

17th 27
  • * Season in progress
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Russell Ingall
Formula Ford Festival Winner
1994
Succeeded by
Kevin McGarrity
Preceded by
Russell Ingall
British Formula Ford Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Bas Leinders
Preceded by
Michael Carlsen
Danish Touring Car Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Jan Magnussen

References[edit]

http://www.watt.dk/

External links[edit]