Jackson “back home” after announcing late-season return to JamSport squad

George Jackson will switch from Team Cooksport back to his original squad, JamSport Racing, for the remainder of the 2016 Renault UK Clio Cup season.
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The 22-year-old from Bedford originally raced in the UK Clio Cup’s opening rounds of 2015 for JamSport (pictured below left) before moving to Cooksport.

However 18 months on he has opted to return to his former outfit and will be operating again out of its awning starting at Rockingham’s 13th and 14th rounds at the end of this month (Sat 27-Sun 28 August).

Jackson commented: “JamSport is like home to me – it’s actually where I started my racing career in Ford Fiestas and everyone there is like family. Logistically its base in Northampton also works better for me.

“However I’d really like to thank Cooksport for all they have done for me. It’s a really well-run outfit with a terrific bunch of people and the knowledge that team boss Josh Cook has been able to pass on from his time in the UK Clio Cup and now British Touring Cars has been invaluable.

“Now, though, I am really looking forward to working again with JamSport – particularly as we head to one of its local circuits at Rockingham where I had my best result to date in the UK Clio Cup in 2015’s event there.”

Indeed 12 months ago at Rockingham Jackson enjoyed an intense scrap with title protagonist Ash Hand before taking fourth outright – a result that also yielded a first win in the championship’s Graduates Cup for young, first-year drivers.

He will go into Rockingham’s rounds this time around lying 14th in the standings with a best result so far in 2016 of sixth place – achieved with Cooksport at Donington Park where he was a podium challenger. He has also shown on numerous occasions a canny ability to make up positions in a race situation as 18th to ninth and then 20th to tenth in recent rounds at Croft and Snetterton have demonstrated.