Ollie Jackson aiming for British GT win in his Lotus Evora

Attleborough's Ollie Jackson is in confident mood as he prepares to take on his home circuit this weekend.

Snetterton's revamped track hosts its biggest meeting to date with the arrival of the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, plus support from Caterhams, British Formula Ford and the Volkswagen Racing Cup.

But the 27-year-old's focus will be on making tracks in his Lotus Evora GT4 as he takes to the latest round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

Jackson, who graduated after two successful seasons in Porsche Carrera Cup GB, partnered young gun Jack Drinkall to a strong start with a class podium in the opening round at Oulton Park in April.

'We had a bit of a mixed weekend at Oulton really, didn't have enough time to properly run the cars in, so we had to do a bit of testing and we didn't get a chance to set up with the Avon tyres which held us back,' admitted Jackson.


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'We still ended up with a podium and overall the team did a fantastic job getting everything together in such a short space of time.

'But we are definitely looking for better things this weekend, definitely looking for a win.'

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The Evora will make its home racing debut, competing against its supercar rivals, and Jackson believes his Lotus will suit Snetterton's new layout.

'I drove around it this week and it looks great; it's a big change, a big improvement,' said Jackson. 'It has a low speed technical part to it now, and our car is ideally suited – it's light and very agile, so the new section should actually help us.

'I always look forward to racing, but particularly at your home track and being able to sleep in your own bed. Snetterton has always been good but now it's a really excellent set-up, looks great and is a credit to the area.'

• The Avon Tyres British GT Championship races Saturday and Sunday. Tickets available on the gate cost �12 (Saturday) and �21 (Sunday). Entry is free for under-13s. Visit www.snetterton.co.uk or call 0843 453 9000 for more details.

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