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Ollie Jackson – Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Beavis Morgan is proud once again to sponsor former BTCC race winner Ollie Jackson, who returns to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Joe Tandy Racing for the 2023 season.

The 38-year-old from Reigate in Surrey last raced in Porsche Carrera Cup GB back in 2010 winning the Pro-Am championship with 11 wins from 20 races.

Ollie then moved to British GT for 2011 in the works backed Lotus Team racing the then new Lotus Evora, finishing 6th overall in the GT4 class. The year would also see him race the final two rounds of the BTCC with Triple 8 racing.

He returned to the series in 2012 and continued in the championship up until 2019, racing with several teams such as AMD Tuning, Speedworks Motorsport and Motorbase Performance, securing two wins and numerous podiums.

The commencement of Ollie’s Porsche Carrera Cup campaign saw the team attend the annual media/launch day at the iconic Silverstone Circuit with all 3 JTR drivers displaying their striking new livery’s ahead of the new season on 27 March. The new season starts at Donington Park on the weekend of 22 April.

View the full season’s race calendar here.

About Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB remains a must-see event on the calendar of every motorsport fan. It is still the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK.

The prestigious Porsche Championship, which will enter its 21st season in 2023, remains a draw for both spectators and drivers. Running the Porsche 992 GT3 Cup car, this Championship uses identical cars, focusing on the pure driving skill of racing. This creates a thrilling, close race environment, as well as excellent facilities for both drivers and teams.

Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation's (nsif)

Founded by chef David Nicholls, nsif funds the groundbreaking research, conducted by Professor Geoffrey Raisman of the UCL Institute of Neurology, and Dr Pawel Tabakow of Wroclaw Medical University, into developing a cure for paralysis – a condition that robs people of all ages of the use of their bodies. Together with donors’ support, the scientists’ work is providing hope to millions of paralysed people worldwide.

Each year, Beavis Morgan is proud to sponsor the nsifannual Christmas event, ‘A Not So Silent Night’, which takes place in December at the St Andrew Holborn Church, redesigned by one of England’s most venerated architects, Sir Christopher Wren.

To find out more about the nsif and the research they are doing into curing spinal injury, click here.

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 2020, 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.

Find out more, visit: https://www.europeantour.com/players/jonathan-thomson-41260/

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.

To find out more, visit: https://www.europeantour.com/players/steven-tiley-33448/

Dorking Rugby Football Club (DRFC)

Formed in 1921, Dorking Rugby Club is a leading Surrey Club. Dorking is a club for the whole community with 5 Senior Teams, a rejuvenated Womens’ section, and a thriving youth & Mini section of over 600 children made up of Junior (U18-U12), Kids First (U11-U5)& Girls Sections.
Years of dedication and hard work by the playing squad combined with a strong support team of coaches, physios, supporters, partners and sponsors have been rewarded by unprecedented levels of success for Dorking Rugby Football Club in recent seasons, culminating in the Centenary year of 2021-22 which saw the 1st XV promoted back into the National Leagues for the first time since 2016.

Dorking is also home to one of the largest rugby festivals in the country: Dorking Mini Festival which hosts over 1000 children each March/April.

Throughout the club, Dorking ideals reflect the RFU’s core values of: Teamwork, Discipline, Enjoyment, Sportsmanship and Respect.

Whilst the club is ambitious, they also have a strong family ethos, derived from a commitment to youth rugby for all age groups.

To find out more, visit: https://dorkingrfc.com/