Ollie Jackson believes points finishes are a realistic aim for him and AmD Tuning as they prepare for the new Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.
Jackson, who last competed in the UK’s premier motorsport series in 2014 with Welch Motorsport, returns to pilot the team’s Audi S3 saloon, which has undergone a face lift in the off-season to a new striking red livery.
Jackson’s first mileage in the car was at the official Season Launch on March 22nd, and he summarised it as an ideal re-introduction to the series and the AmD squad he previously raced for.
“The test on Media Day was really productive and I think it was a good start to my time back with the team,” he commented.
“It didn’t take too long to get back into the groove with front wheel drive and it probably went better than I expected it to considering it was the first time I’d driven the Audi.
“Although I had one run on new tyres, much of my running was on older rubber so I know there is more time to come as I get used to the car but the potential is certainly there.
Jackson also outlined his conservative ambitions for the season ahead.
“With Media Day being my only test in the car, I’m not getting too carried away with setting myself any targets for this weekend but I think my initial feeling that we can be running somewhere from 10th–20th stands true.
“It certainly isn’t out of the question that we can score a couple of points finishes but we’ll have to see how it goes.”
The opening race of the new season gets underway on Sunday morning and will be televised live on ITV4 and in HD.