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Fourth in that race meant Jackson picked up 31 points from his first weekend at the wheel of the NGTC car – more than he had scored at Brands Hatch (22), Outon Park (20) or Croft (12) while running in the S2000based car. “Going into the first race at P16 we always knew it was going to be a dogfight and having the new car and no spare parts we obviously have to be mindful of that so to come away with three top eight finishes and a sniff at the podium is pretty remarkable,” Jackson said afterwards. “You have to pinch yourself and it’s testament to the Redstone Racing guys that the car has run faultlessly all weekend. We came here viewing it as a test day and there we were on the second row in only our third race – it’s been a dream start so far and Inside BTCC 24

hopefully we can keep the momentum going.” Understandably, Bartrum was also delighted with a weekend that ultimately exceeded all expectations. “This weekend was a special weekend,” he said. “We came here and went out at free practice one and turned a wheel for the first time ever. Things progressed in free practice two, again in qualifying and then to go out and move forward in every race is just unbelievable. “We never moved backwards all weekend. If you would have told me on Friday night that we’d get three top eight finishes this weekend I’d have said I’ll be a very lucky man if we do!” But just how did Motorbase build up an allnew car in the seven week break…

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