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Ollie Jackson – Motorbase Performance, MSA British Touring Car Championships

Driving the newly-built Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST, Ollie Jackson had his sights set on glory in the 2020 MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and he did not disappoint.

At Silverstone, he secured his maiden win when he took victory in the reverse grid final race, and he then went on to win again at Snetterton.

The Motorbase Performance team scored 11 podiums in total this season, claiming fourth in the team’s championship and second in the independent teams’ title race.

The BTCC

The BTCC has been respected as one of the most renowned motor racing competitions in the world, with NASCAR and Formula 1 the only series that have been continuously running for longer. Since its formation in 1958, legendary names and iconic marques have competed for one of the most coveted prizes in world motorsport.

Motorbase Performance

After a long history of success in a variety of other top level motorsport series, including the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, the Motorbase Performance squad made its BTCC debut in 2006. Just over a decade later, the Kent-based outfit has established itself as a front-running team in the highly-competitive ranks of the BTCC, amassing an impressive collection of results and an ever-growing, loyal fan-base.

Ollie Jackson – Racing Career

Ollie started his racing career driving in the Caterham Academy. He progressed through the classes of Caterham racing in 2005- 2008 taking multiple wins and podiums.

In 2009, Ollie moved up to the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain racing for Motorbase Performance. He stayed with the team for 2010, winning 11 of the 20 races as winner of the pro-am1 category and claiming proam1 championship.

At the end of 2010, Ollie had an unrivalled record in the Carrera Cup Great Britain having scored points in all 40 races he competed in.

After an extremely successful Porsche campaign, Ollie turned his attention to the British GT Championship in 2011 where he was announced as a driver for the new works-backed Lotus team which would compete in the GT4 category. A season that culminated with a class win at Spa-Francorchamps in the GT4 category.

Ollie’s aim was always to drive in the British Touring Car Championship and it was in September 2011 that this aim became a reality with Triple Eight Engineering and the opportunity to pilot their Vauxhall Vectra for the remaining two rounds of the 2011 season.

Ollie is now a regular contender on the British Touring Car grid and has since been inducted into the acclaimed British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC). He has evolved as a driver over his career and at Brands Hatch in 2018 took his maiden podium, making the most of challenging conditions in what some have described as one of the best BTCC races of all time.

After achieving his maiden independent win and a haul of points finishes with the team in 2019, Ollie continued to build on his success for 2020, a season that was undoubtedly his most successful to date – both in terms of points, positions and prominence.

Taking two overall wins, three independent wins and another podium, Ollie excelled expectation in the brand new Ford Focus ST to make the move of the season and stake his claim as a true contender.

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For more information about Ollie Jackson, visit olliejacksonracing.com or view his profile here.

For to view the BTCC race calendar for 2020, visit btcc.net/calendar.

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Jonathan (Jigger) Thomson

Jonathan, or Jigger as he is affectionately known, first picked up a golf club at the age of five at Rotherham Golf Club where he practised alongside a promising group of youngsters that included future Masters Tournament winner Danny Willett.

At the age of seven, Jigger was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Determined, even at such a young age, Jigger went on to achieve remission after five years of intense chemotherapy.

With golf giving him an escape from the illness, he developed the focus and drive to fulfil his ambition of becoming a professional golfer.

He now stands at six foot nine and a half inches tall and has become the tallest player in European Tour history in 2018 after coming through all three stages of Qualifying School in 2017.

In 2018, Jigger delivered an outstanding performance at the Made in Denmark which saw Matt Wallace take home the trophy, with Lee Westwood, Steven Brown and Jigger finishing T-2 after a four man play off.

Then, in January this year, Jigger equalled a long-standing record for the most consecutive birdies as he recorded a phenomenal nine in a row at the Palmares Open on the Portugal Pro Golf Tour.

Steven Tiley

Born in Canterbury, England, Steven Tiley, an English professional golfer attended Georgia State University before turning professional in 2007.

He has played in Asia and Europe, and first hit the headlines after carding a 66 on the opening day of The 139th Open Championship in 2010 only to be overshadowed by Rory McIlroy, who went three shots lower.

Steven has won three times on the Jamega Pro Golf Tour in the UK, and he has also won the Egyptian Open in 2009, a year before the event joined the Challenge Tour.

In 2019, he earned his maiden Challenge Tour victory at Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge.