British Touring Car Championship outfit Motorbase Performance has confirmed it has parted ways with driver Mat Jackson, after signing him to contest the 2018 season. 

Jackson has been part of the Kent-based squad in the BTCC since 2010, recording 20 victories with the team during that spell. Despite having initially agreed a deal to remain with Motorbase for what would have been a ninth successive campaign, the two parties have now split. 

In a statement, team principal David Bartrum said: “Mat Jackson has been a fantastic driver for Motorbase Performance and I’ve enjoyed all of the years that we have worked together. We’ve had some great times, but like all things in life, things move on.

“Motorbase has been around for 15 years and 2018 marks our 12th season racing the BTCC, Mat has been a big part of that history, however, drivers come and go and good teams carry on racing.

“I wish Mat all the best in everything he does in the future. It’s been great working with him and we shall all miss him.”

Motorbase has already signed former WTCC racer Tom Chilton and the returning 2016 runner-up Sam Tordoff for the upcoming season, which begins on April 8 at Brands Hatch. 

Bartrum added Jackson’s replacement would be announced in “due course”.