Ollie Jackson

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Ollie Jackson
OllieJackson.JPG
Jackson at the 2012 750 Motor Club Birkett Relay Race
Nationality  British
Born (1984-04-26) 26 April 1984 (age 30)
Reigate (England)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2011
Current team STP Racing with Sopp & Sopp
Car no. 48
Former teams AmD Tuning.com
Triple 8 Race Engineering
Speedworks Motorsport
Starts 81
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
18th in 2012
Previous series
2011
20082010
2008
2006–2007
2005
British GT Championship
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Caterham Superlights
Caterham Graduates
Caterham Academy
Championship titles
2010 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro-Am1

Oliver Jackson (born 26 April 1984 in Whitechapel, London) is an English racing driver who currently competes in the British Touring Car Championship.

Personal Life[edit]

Ollie Jackson is from Reigate, Surrey and was educated at Epsom College. He then obtained a BSc in Computer Information Systems from the University of Bath and an MSc in Automotive Product Engineering from Cranfield University. His current occupation is as a Development Engineer at Alcon Specialist Brakes and Clutches in Tamworth, Staffordshire. He previously worked at Lotus Engineering as a Ride and Handling Engineer.

Racing career[edit]

Caterhams[edit]

Jackson started his racing career driving in the Caterham Academy, a series for novice drivers. He took one race win in 2005 before moving up to the Mega Graduate Class in 2006, claiming two wins. He took two further wins in 2007 to finish as runner-up in the championship. For 2008 he raced in Caterham Superlights and took two victories on the way to second in the championship.[1]

Porsche Carrera Cup GB[edit]

In 2009 he moved up to the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain racing for Motorbase Performance. In his maiden season he finished 7th on 163 points. He stayed with the team for 2010, winning 11 of the 20 races as winner of the pro-am1 category and claiming pro-am1 title ahead of Jonas Gelžinis and Tony Gilham. At the end of 2009, Jackson had an unrivalled record in the Carrera Cup Great Britain having scored points in all 40 races he competed in.[2]

Jackson driving for AmD Tuning.com at Brands Hatch in the 2012 British Touring Car Championship.

British GT[edit]

In January 2011, Jackson was announced as a driver for the new works-backed Lotus team which would compete in the GT4 category of the British GT Championship with the Lotus Evora.[3] He competed in the first 8 rounds of the championship, finishing 6th in the GT4 category with a class win at Spa-Francorchamps.

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

Triple 8 (2011)[edit]

In September 2011, Triple 8 Race Engineering announced they had signed Jackson to race one of their Vauxhall Vectras in the final two rounds of the 2011 British Touring Car Championship season.[4] He ended the season 26th in the overall drivers' championship and 20th in the independents' trophy.

AmD Tuning.com (2012)[edit]

Jackson continued in the BTCC in 2012, this time driving for AmD Tuning.com in their S2000-NGTC Volkswagen Golf.[5] Jackson and the team missed the Knockhill round in order to go testing before they resumed racing at Rockingham.[6] Jackson finished 18th in the drivers' championship and 13th in the independents' trophy at the end of the season, claiming three top ten finishes.

Speedworks Motorsport (2013)[edit]

Jackson joined Speedworks Motorsport team for the 2013 season, driving a full Next Generation Touring Car–spec Toyota Avensis alongside Dave Newsham.[7]

Welch Motorsport (2014)[edit]

Jackson joined Welch Motorsport for the 2014 season, as confirmed at the Autosport International Show at the NEC Birmingham.[8]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 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 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2008 Porsche Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1
BRH
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
DON
1
DON
2
THR
1
THR
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

10
NC† 0†
2009 Motorbase Performance Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1

10
BRH
2

8
THR
1

13
THR
2

10
DON
1

8
DON
2

14
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

7
CRO
1

8
CRO
2

6
SNE
1

6
SNE
2

7
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

10
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

12
ROC
1

6
ROC
2

5
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

7
7th 163
2010 Motorbase Performance Porsche 997 GT3 THR
1

10
THR
2

8
ROC
1

4
ROC
2

5
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

7
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

7
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

5
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

6
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

7
KNO
1

10
KNO
2

10
DON
1

8
DON
2

8
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

4
6th 182

† Not eligible for points.

Complete British GT Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2011 Lotus Sport UK Lotus Evora GT4 OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

15
SNE
11
BRH
21
SPA
1

16
SPA
2

10
ROC
1

17
ROC
2

Ret
DON SIL 6th 101.5

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

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 Points
2011 Triple 8 Race Engineering Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

18
BRH
3

17
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

13
SIL
3

11
26th 0
2012 AmD Tuning.com Volkswagen Golf BRH
1

13
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

Ret
DON
1

NC
DON
2

DNS
DON
3

DNS
THR
1

12
THR
2

15
THR
3

15
OUL
1

11
OUL
2

15
OUL
3

15
CRO
1

11
CRO
2

15
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

15
SNE
3

14
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1

NC
ROC
2

8
ROC
3

8
SIL
1

14
SIL
2

NC
SIL
3

16
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

11
BRH
3

11
18th 61
2013 Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis BRH
1

10
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

DNS
DON
1

16
DON
2

NC
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

16
THR
2

17
THR
3

Ret
OUL
1

24
OUL
2

16
OUL
3

15
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

DNS
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

16
SNE
2

11
SNE
3

13
KNO
1

15
KNO
2

15
KNO
3

11
ROC
1

15
ROC
2

16
ROC
3

15
SIL
1

19
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

13
BRH
3

11
20th 32
2014 STP Racing with Sopp & Sopp Proton Persona BRH
1

25
BRH
2

25
BRH
3

22
DON
1

26
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

23
THR
1

23
THR
2

25
THR
3

Ret
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

22
CRO
1

22
CRO
2

19
CRO
3

19
SNE
1

24
SNE
2

22
SNE
3

24
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

DNS
KNO
3

DNS
ROC
1

27
ROC
2

22
ROC
3

17
SIL
1

-
SIL
2

-
SIL
3

-
BRH
1

-
BRH
2

-
BRH
3

-
29th* 0*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ollie Jackson". btcc.net (British Touring Car Championship). Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Jackson clinches pro-am1 title in Carrera Cup GB". btcc.net (Porsche). 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Two-car Lotus Evora campaign for new British GT team". British GT Championship. 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  4. ^ "Jackson to debut with 888". btcc.net. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Jackson in AmD Golf". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Trio to miss Knockhill". British Touring Car Championship. TOCA. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Hudson, Neil (21 March 2013). "Record 32 car entry for 2013 BTCC season". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Ashby, Chris (20 January 2014). "OLLIE JACKSON JOINS WELCH MOTORSPORT". BTCC Crazy (BTCC Crazy). Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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