Mat Jackson is hoping to repeat past successes in next weekend’s British Touring Car Championship meeting at Thruxton and kickstart his bid to close a 49-point gap to the top of the standings.
Jackson, who has three previous race victories at the challenging 2.3 mile Hampshire circuit including last years reverse grid race, has endured a difficult start to the season.
The 35-year old has become something of a specialist at the venue, celebrating a podium finish at every meeting there since 2009 bar one.
Fifth place in the second race at the Brands Hatch curtain-raiser in April remains his best result, whilst accident damage impacted his progress at Donington Park just over a fortnight ago [15-16th April].
He remains the highest placed Motorbase Performance driver in the standings, with team-mates Martin Depper and Luke Davenport down in 26th and 30th respectively.
Jackson underlined his liking for Thruxton and is hoping to use his past success to motivate himself towards similar heights this weekend.
“I love Thruxton as a circuit, it demands big commitment and a lot of balls! It’s exhilarating to drive and really is one of those circuits that gets the blood pumping.
“We’ve had some great results there in the past and I hope this weekend our luck will turn and we can get onto the podium and back into the fight for race wins.”