Ginetta GT4 Champion Jac Constable to Pilot PMR Astra at Croft
Power Maxed Racing have today announced that Jac Constable will contest Rounds 19, 20 & 21 of the KwikFit British Touring Car Championship, in one of their multiple-race-winning Vauxhall Astras.
The 22-year-old from Fleet, Hampshire will have his first taste of the UK’s premier championship at North Yorkshire’s Croft circuit on the 10th & 11th October.
Constable is no stranger to the TOCA paddock, having taken the coveted Ginetta GT4 Am title in 2017, winning 13 of 23 races outright, with 14 fastest laps to his name. He also drove the Ginetta to a class victory at the Dubai TCE 24hr ‘Championship of The Continents’ in 2018.
In 2019, he joined the Radical Challenge, winning multiple races, and entered into the final round in contention to win the championship. Despite winning 2 of the 3 races that weekend, he was unable to accrue the necessary points, and narrowly missed out on the overall title.
Adam Weaver, Team Principal – “When we set out to run the driver development programme this season, Jac was exactly the sort of person we had in mind to drive the Astra. Not only is he a proven driver, with a number of impressive titles to his name, but he has the right attitude, and has impressed us with his manner when at the circuit. He drove well at his first test session a few weeks ago, and despite never having raced a front wheel drive car, and being on used tyres, he was posting times that inspire confidence in him being up to speed quickly come race weekend.”
Jac Constable – “This opportunity is a dream come true for me, as I’ve been a fan of the BTCC since I can remember. I was lucky enough to be part of the TOCA package for two years when I raced in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup, so I’ve seen the excitement it produces first hand. To date I’ve managed to get a test drive in the Astra at Donington, and I’m under no illusion that there is a very steep learning curve ahead of me. I’ve always raced rear wheel cars, and this is just one of the many challenges that I’ll be presented with come race weekend, but with the support of the Power Maxed Team I’m hoping to repay their confidence in me.”
Fans can watch Jac’s first BTCC foray live on ITV (timings TBC) on Sunday, 11th October.