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There will be four Toyotas on the BTCC grid this season. It was confirmed today that the second Avensis seat in the Speedworks Motorsport team has been filled at the last minute by former GT racer Ollie Jackson. The 28-year-old Norfolk-based driver will line up at Brands Hatch next Sunday (31 March) alongside Speedworks’ first signing, Dave Newsham, and the other Avensis-driving independents, Dynojet Racing’s Frank Wrathall and Ciceley Racing man Adam Morgan.
Jackson, who raced an S2000-specification Golf in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2012, enjoyed his first taste of a ‘next generation’ touring car today at Donington Park, the venue for the championship launch and test day.
“I have never so much as sat in an NGTC car before today, so it’s going to be a bit of a steep learning curve. I’m delighted to be in the Toyota with Speedworks – the guys have a great reputation – and it’s great not only to be back in the BTCC and in a front-running NGTC car, but also to be with such a great team.
Speedworks team boss Christian Dick welcomed Jackson to the squad: “We have a great car in the Toyota and we are really excited that Ollie is coming on board: he has been quick in everything he has raced in the past and I think that this year, with a quick team-mate like Dave, he will have a good benchmark and I think the results will flow. It’s really exciting; having two experienced drivers working together from the start of the season will put us in a very good position.”
Jackson’s track career began in a Caterham sports car series for novices in 2005; he went on to finish second in the Caterham Superlight Challenge in ’08 before switching to Porsche racing for two seasons. He made his BTCC debut at the end of 2011 in a Vauxhall and last year scored several top-10 finishes.
Today’s Donington Park media event provided a platform for all the Toyota independent drivers to test their cars and meet the media. BTCC organiser TOCA also took the opportunity to reveal a 32-car entry list for the coming year, and that ITV4 has confirmed for a further three years its commitment to screening the championship.
Lancashire’s Frank Wrathall, who won the final BTCC round of 2012 in his Dynojet Toyota, said he was optimistic of further good results in his Avensis thanks to starting his season with a good number of testing miles under his belt.
“In motor racing you are only as good as your last result, so I have been playing on that for the last few months,” said Frank. “It’s going to be difficult to repeat that win, and we are experienced now in taking disappointments on the chin, but we’ll take the good results when we can and hopefully be back on the podium soon.”
Dave Newsham, who joins Speedworks after collecting two BTCC race wins last year in a Vauxhall, said: “This is the third year of the NGTC programme with the Toyota at Speedworks and they have made good progress with it. My first impressions of the Avensis are that it is well sorted, and I really can’t wait to get going with it.”
The third team fielding a Toyota this season is Ciceley Racing, the family team based around promising young Lancashire driver Adam Morgan, who made his BTCC debut in 2012 in a Speedworks Avensis after winning a scholarship scheme devised by sports car maker Ginetta.
E.ON POWERS AHEAD WITH TOYOTA HYBRIDS
Energy company E.ON has chosen the Toyota Auris Hybrid for its Venues and Events teams across the country. Twelve of the cars were recently handed over to E.ON at Toyota’s Burnaston factory in Derbyshire, home of Auris Hybrid production.
Toyota has an established track record with E.ON, whose field engineers already use Hilux pick-ups.
Marco Mazzafiore, System Support Manager at E.ON said: “We’re committed to helping our own customers reduce their energy use, saving them money on their bills and lowering carbon emissions, and we’re keen to do the same within our field sales fleet.
“We want to understand the benefits to our people and the environment of the Auris Hybrid compared to the rest of our fleet, and we’ll monitor this through telematics which we’re also trialling.”
The full hybrid hatchback’s low emissions – from just 87g/km – and excellent fuel economy offer fleets and business car users the chance to realise significant savings in tax and fuel costs. Toyota’s technology also allows the car to be driven for short distances on its electric power alone, cutting tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption to zero.
Neil Broad, General Manager Toyota and Lexus Fleet Services, said: “E.ON’s decision demonstrates how customers are no longer considering hybrid to be a niche or specialist choice, but view it as a mainstream option.
“Toyota continues to lead the market in bringing the benefits of hybrid technology to the marketplace and we will extend this advantage in the summer when Auris Touring Sports is launched. It will be a unique fleet proposition, a compact, full hybrid estate car with no compromise on performance or luggage space and with class leading combined CO2 emissions from 85 g/km.”