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Motorbase thrilled by early potential

Motorbase goes close to the podium at Snetterton
Motorbase Performance was left delgithed by the early potential of its NGTC-spec Ford Focus after Mat Jackson took a hat-trick of top eight finishes at Snetterton.

Despite the car only arriving at the circuit at 6am on Saturday and having not turned a wheel prior to the weekend, Jackson was able to make forward progress throughout – culminating in a fourth place in the final race of the weekend.

It was a performance that exceeded all expectations, with Jackson left to pinch himself at the early performance.

“Going into the first race at P16 we always knew it was going to be a dog-fight and having the new car and no spare parts we obviously have to be mindful of that so to come away with three top eight finishes and a sniff at the podium is pretty remarkable,” he said. “You have to pinch yourself and remind yourself that the car has only just started 18 hours was the first time the engine ran and it's a testament to the Redstone Racing guys that the car has run faultlessly all weekend.

“We came here viewing today as a test day and there we were on the second row in only our second race– it's been a dream start so far and hopefully we can keep the momentum going.”

Team boss David Bartrum was also, understandably, delighted.

“This weekend was a special weekend,” he said. “It announced Motorbase as a constructor. We served up a car at 6am Saturday morning that had only been finished three hours before and we came here and went out at free practice one and turned a wheel for the first time ever, it progressed in free practice two, again in qualifying and then to go out and move forward in every race is just unbelievable. We never moved backwards all weekend. If you would have told me on Friday night that we'd get three top eight finishes this weekend I'd have said I'll be a very lucky man if we do!

“It's a testament to everybody at Motorbase; all the guys that have worked so hard behind the scenes, and all the guys that work so hard on the race days and I'm a very proud man of my little team.”



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