SOLIHULL’S Mat Jackson, pictured, and his Redstone Racing colleagues are hoping for divine intervention to help rejuvenate their challenge for the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) title as they head to Norfolk’s Snetterton 300 circuit for round six this coming weekend.
After a blistering start to the 2012 season, the team has been cursed with dire luck which has dented their championship hopes.
However, after some serious rebuilding and further development work on the Mountune-powered Ford Focus STs during the seven-week break, Redstone Racing are race ready.
“Overall we’ve had a good first half of the season,” said Jackson.
“The car has been competitive and we’ve been up there challenging for the lead at each round. 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.
“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!”