BTCC »

Jackson seeks to build on Donington success

Mat Jackson seeks to repeat his Donington success as the BTCC heads for Thruxton
Mat Jackson will aim to build on his victory at Donington Park when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Thruxton this weekend for the third round of the year.

Jackson took victory in the final race of the weekend at Donington to give the Airwaves Racing team a first success with its Ford Focus ST.

Going into the weekend just five points behind championship leader James Nash, Jackson will hope to try and hit the front and boost his challenge for honours.

“Obviously we're going to Thruxton off the back of a great win at Donington Park, so we're confident in the potential of the Ford Focus and have shown that it's capable of winning races,” he said. “Thruxton will come down to tyre wear as it always does, but we know we have a good chassis that's kinder on the tyres and a great Mountune engine so we'll be looking for a strong result to push our Championship challenge further.”

Team-mate Liam Griffin bounced back from his part in Jason Plato's dramatic race two accident to score his first BTCC points in the Donington finale, although he admitted it would be tough to repeat that at the high-speed Hampshire circuit.

“After a very positive finish at Donington, the expectation has gone down a touch for Thruxton,” he said. “The fact that neither I or the car have run at the circuit this year makes it interesting to say the least and there are varying opinions about how the car will perform.

“That said, if any team can get the best out of this Focus it is the Airwaves Racing crew so with them behind us and a few bravery pills around the fastest circuit in the country we could do alright!”


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Mat Jackson (GBR) Airwaves Racing Ford Focus
Mat Jackson (GBR) Airwaves Racing Ford Focus
Mat Jackson (GBR) Airwaves Racing Ford Focus
RPJ Band with James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis, Jason Plato (GBR) MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG6 GT, Marc Hynes (GBR) Quantel Bifold Racing MG6 GT and Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
RPJ Band with James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis, Jason Plato (GBR) MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG6 GT, Marc Hynes (GBR) Quantel Bifold Racing MG6 GT and Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis with James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis, Jason Plato (GBR) MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG6 GT, Marc Hynes (GBR) Quantel Bifold Racing MG6 GT and Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis with James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis, Jason Plato (GBR) MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG6 GT, Marc Hynes (GBR) Quantel Bifold Racing MG6 GT and Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis
Lea Wood (GBR) Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.