AmD Tuning’s Ollie Jackson is hopeful for more success in the 2018 British Touring Car Championship after he recorded his first silverware with third in race two yesterday.
He starred in a stunning second contest, in which each of the top three – Senna Proctor, Jake Hill and Jackson – stood on the podium for the first time.
The podium finishers had chosen slicks at the start of a damp race, and initially struggled but reaped the rewards as the track dried in the latter stages and the wet-tyre runners ran out of grip.
Jackson told TouringCars.net that opting for slicks was a real gamble, but one that certainly paid off.
“I didn’t see that one coming,” said Jackson. “We made a good call, it was a bit of a gamble.
“I called it an 80/20 gamble on the grid so thankfully it was the 80 and not the 20.
“We’ve all done a good job to get up into the position to take advantage of the conditions so the team fully deserves it.”
Jackson had shown good potential in his AmD Tuning Audi S3 Saloon towards the tail end of last season, but admitted he wasn’t expecting silverware so early into 2018.
“Hopefully we haven’t peaked for the year already! That’d be a bit disappointing,” joked Jackson.
“But we know we’ve got a good car and we’re building – we’re still building which is great.
“So fingers crossed will be able to get some good one-off results like this for the rest of the year.”