Redstone Racing will head into the second half of the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship looking to rejuvenate their campaign which so far hasn’t gone to plan.
A lot of development work has gone into the turbo powered Ford Focus ST’s and the team believe that they can get their season back on track as they head to Snetterton this weekend.
“Overall we’ve had a good first half of the season, the car has been competitive and we’ve been up there challenging for the lead at each round,” said Mat Jackson. “Unfortunately, our results have been marred by a mixture of mistakes on my part, impact from other drivers and engine issues so our position in the standings doesn’t really reflect on how competitive the car is.”
Jackson currently lies 6th in the overall championship and 3rd in the Independents but trails Indy leader, Andy Jordan, by 43 points. However, Snetterton has always been a good circuit for the Henley-in-Arden racer so he’ll be expecting good results.
“We’ve had some good testing during the break, as have the NGTC cars and things will have moved on for everyone since the last round but we still expect to be challenging for the lead as we have been. We had a good weekend’s racing here last year and the car has massively improved since then so hopefully we can look forward to a repeat performance!”
One driver who won’t be appearing at Snetterton this weekend is Liam Griffin. Unfortunately Liam will take a step back this weekend as business and family commitments clash with this weekends return to action.
“Unfortunately due to unavoidable work and family commitments I’ll be taking a short sabbatical from the BTCC,” said Griffin.
“All being well, I hope to be back on track before the end of the season. It’s a real shame I’m missing this weekend as I was looking forward to getting another shot of the new 300 layout, but hopefully I’ll be able to make it along at some point over the weekend to cheer the boys on from the pit lane.”