BURTON’S Mat Jackson claimed a podium and three top eight finishes as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship reconvened at Norfolk’s Snetterton 300 circuit. Round six marked the first anniversary of the maiden run of the Motorbase-built touring car and the determination and hard work shown by the Airwaves Racing team during the opening rounds was justly rewarded with five trophies and three podiums during Sunday’s three races. Jackson said: “Obviously it’s a year on from when we came here with the new NGTC Focus.
“We had a P4 then, so to go better and come away with a P2 is fantastic.
“It’s a massive turnaround for our season from where we’ve started and to come here and be able to challenge for wins is mega and I feel sure that going forward now we can deliver the results we need to be back in the mix of the championship. “Everybody has worked so hard back at Airwaves to get the car in the place where we know it should be and the start of the season was not the way that we wanted to start.
“We knew that we were more than capable of delivering wins and it’s been massively frustrating – but the second half is going to be interesting.”
The opening race of the weekend proved to lay the perfection foundations for Jackson, who found the pace that had proved elusive so far this season, and put in a faultless performance to cross the line in eighth, and fourth in race two. He got off to a blistering start in race three, making a bold move off the line to move into third, and did well to avoid the carnage and bedlam on track whilst under growing pressure to defend his position, eventually managing to deliver a podium in second place. David Bartrum’s squad is back in action again this weekend as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Knockhill for round seven.