22-year-old former Ginetta racer Jac Constable will make his British Touring Car Championship début with Power Maxed Racing next month when he gets behind the wheel of the team’s Vauxhall Astra at Croft.
Constable last raced in the TOCA paddock in 2017, racing in the Ginetta GT4 Am class where he took 13 of 23 class victories on his way to the title. He also competed in the 2018 Dubai TCE 24 Hour race in a Ginetta.
Last year, Constable competed in the Radical Challenge where he won multiple races and was in contention for the championship until the final round.
He will become the fourth different driver to race PMR’s Astra in 2020, after Mike Bushell, Rob Austin and Jade Edwards.
“This opportunity is a dream come true for me, as I’ve been a fan of the BTCC since I can remember,” said Constable.
“I was lucky enough to be part of the TOCA package for two years when I raced in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup, so I’ve seen the excitement it produces first hand.
“To date I’ve managed to get a test drive in the Astra at Donington, and I’m under no illusion that there is a very steep learning curve ahead of me.
“I’ve always raced rear wheel cars, and this is just one of the many challenges that I’ll be presented with come race weekend, but with the support of the Power Maxed Team I’m hoping to repay their confidence in me.”
Team Principal Adam Weaver says that Constable was the type of driver the team had been targeting when it elected to enter on a race-by-race basis with one car in 2020.
“When we set out to run the driver development programme this season, Jac was exactly the sort of person we had in mind to drive the Astra,” said Weaver.
“Not only is he a proven driver, with a number of impressive titles to his name, but he has the right attitude, and has impressed us with his manner when at the circuit.
“He drove well at his first test session a few weeks ago, and despite never having raced a front wheel drive car, and being on used tyres, he was posting times that inspire confidence in him being up to speed quickly come race weekend.”