Jackson at the 2012 750 Motor Club Birkett Relay Race
26 April 1984 |
|British Touring Car Championship career|
|Current team||STP Racing with Sopp & Sopp|
|Former teams||AmD Tuning.com
Triple 8 Race Engineering
|Best finish||18th in 2012|
|British GT Championship
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
|2010||Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro-Am1|
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Racing career
- 3 Racing record
- 4 References
- 5 External links
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.
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.
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
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.
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. 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
Triple 8 (2011)
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. He ended the season 26th in the overall drivers' championship and 20th in the independents' trophy.
AmD Tuning.com (2012)
Jackson continued in the BTCC in 2012, this time driving for AmD Tuning.com in their S2000-NGTC Volkswagen Golf. Jackson and the team missed the Knockhill round to go testing before they resumed racing at Rockingham. 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)
Welch Motorsport (2014)
Complete British GT Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2011||Lotus Sport UK||Lotus Evora||GT4||OUL
Complete British Touring Car Championship results
(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)
* Season in progress.
- "Ollie Jackson". btcc.net (British Touring Car Championship). Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- "Jackson clinches pro-am1 title in Carrera Cup GB". btcc.net (Porsche). 12 December 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- "Two-car Lotus Evora campaign for new British GT team". British GT Championship. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- "Jackson to debut with 888". btcc.net. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- "Jackson in AmD Golf". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- "Trio to miss Knockhill". British Touring Car Championship. TOCA. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- Hudson, Neil (21 March 2013). "Record 32 car entry for 2013 BTCC season". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Ashby, Chris (20 January 2014). "OLLIE JACKSON JOINS WELCH MOTORSPORT". BTCC Crazy (BTCC Crazy). Retrieved 20 January 2014.