Team Shredded Wheat ready to defend title
Team Shredded Wheat ready to defend title

The Team Shredded Wheat Racing with DUO squad heads into this weekend’s Dunlop British Touring Car Championship season finale with a renewed focus on defending its 2016 Independent Teams Title in front of a home crowd at Brands Hatch.

Just 20 points separate the local Wrotham-based outfit from current leaders, and with a maximum of 60 points available from the final three rounds of the season, the Motorbase-run team will be going all-out for wins and podiums as it looks to retain the coveted Indy title.

“We’re coming into Brands confident of our pace;” commented Team Manager Oly Collins. “We’ve shown the car is quick during second half of the season but we’ve not quite got the results we feel we deserve.”

“Mat has a great record on the GP loop and we have a title to defend so it’s time to end the season on a high. There isn’t any pressure on the drivers or the team heading into the weekend, we’ll just be going out there to win races.”

With the Motorbase Performance workshop less than five minutes away from the world-famous circuit, Brands Hatch is a firm favourite of the squad. Motorbase has celebrated many successes at its home circuit over the years, and with Mat Jackson taking three wins from the last six races on the GP loop, hopes are high for more silverware this weekend.

Collins added; “Brands is our local track so there is always great support for us and it’s a fantastic circuit to close the season on. We’ve already started on our plans for next season so once the flag drops on Sunday we don’t stop, its straight in to our development plans for 2018.”

Rounds 28, 29 and 30 of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship take place at on the Brands Hatch GP circuit, Kent on September 30/October 1. Race day coverage will be broadcast live and in high-definition on ITV4 and via the ITVhub on Sunday 1st October from 10.30 – 18.35. Live streaming of Saturday’s (September 30th) qualifying session between 15.05 – 15.35 is also available via

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Jackson said: “We had great pace at Silverstone, but unfortunately we didn’t really get the chance to put it to good use. Hopefully we can carry that pace into this weekend, stay out of trouble and convert it into points and wins. We have an excellent winning record on the GP circuit, and nothing to lose so it’s all out about hunting down as many wins as possible on Sunday.”

“The pressure is on the other guys for really; we have a bit of a mountain to climb being 20 points behind Speedworks. The title is theirs to lose, but the final round always throws up some drama so it should be great end to the season for the fans.”

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