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Mat Jackson

Mat Jackson

Name: Mat Jackson 
Driver Number: #3
From: Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire 
Date of birth: 10th June 1981 

Sponsors: Volvo Trucks

Since his early karting days, Mat Jackson has gone on to set an enviable benchmark in his racing career. Making his tin-top debut in the British Touring Car Championship Production Class in 2001, Mat has become of the best-loved and most successful touring car drivers in recent years.

Mat's first 'proper' BTCC campaign saw him contest the 2007 in the family-run Jackson's Motorsport BMW 320si where he became an instant front-runner to end the season in 7th place overall.

2008 saw Mat take five race wins, challenging for the overall title on his way to claiming an impressive runners-up position alongside a new career as the McLaren Automotive test and development driver.  Mat moved to the Chevrolet Lacetti in 2009, ending the season in fifth, before joining the Motorbase Performance squad in 2010 racing the Airwaves Racing BMW 320si alongside Steven Kane.

The team switched to the Ford Focus ST in 2011 and Mat has remained part of the Motorbase BTCC line-up ever since, ending the championship season in 4th overall in 2011 and again in 2014, where he raced alongside double BTCC champion Fabrizio Giovanardi.

Despite missing the first half of the 2015 season, a sensational return to the BTCC grid for the final five meetings saw Jackson and Motorbase amass an incredible seven independent race wins, four outright wins and four further podiums in just four race weekends.

A formidable season in 2016 saw Jackson take the equal top amount of the race wins in the Focus ST - with five outright wins to his name he also claimed the impressive accolade of having led the most laps during the season's thirty rounds. Jackson ended the season as the highest-placed independent driver in the BTCC, taking 3rd place overall – just 16 points off the Championship crown.

2017 marks Jackson's eight consecutive year with the Wrotham-based squad where he will be partnering new team-mates Luke Davenport and Martin Depper in the newly-formed 'Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo' line-up.
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