Mat Jackson admits it would be the perfect end to his HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship season if he was able to overhaul Colin Turkington in both the overall and Independents' standings.
The BMW Dealer Team UK man has enjoyed a fine second season in the series and has taken three victories during the campaign to date and eight podium finishes – including two in the season opener at Brands Hatch at the start of the year.
Those results mean Jackson returns to the Kent circuit this weekend lying just three points behind Turkington in the race for third place overall, although the Team RAC man has a 22 point advantage in the Independents' title battle – where he is the defending championship winner.
While it may prove to be a bridge too far to overhaul his fellow BMW man in the Independents' standings, recent strong form suggests that third overall is very much achievable for Jackson on Finals Day, but he said he was keen to try and leave the circuit at the end of the weekend with two trophies in the bag.
“We know the car suits the track and we know that we have everything to fight for this weekend,” he said. “I am three points behind Colin in the overall table and 22 in the Independents' so my aim is two-fold; to finish ahead of him in both categories, which would be a perfect ending to what has been a varied but enjoyable season.”
Team principal Tony Jackson agreed with his son that he was hopeful of picking up the results needed from the final three races of the year.
"In some respects all of the teams' hard work will come down to this weekend's result,” he said, “which is a testament to the quality of competition in the British Touring Car Championship as is the closeness of the points after 27 races.
“We are fully prepared and very much looking forward to returning to the Kent venue and hopefully leaving with the required results.”