Jackson joins British GT Grid
Jackson joins British GT Grid

Tom Jackson has been confirmed as joining the British GT grid for the 2019 season, as he joins HHC Motorsport alongside Luke Williams in a McLaren 570S GT4.

Jackson’s career began in the Ginetta Junior Championship with HHC in 2012 before progressing to the BRDC Formula 4 Championship two seasons later. Third in the championship in 2015, the now-22-year-old’s CV also features stints in the European Le Mans Series’ LMP3 class, Gulf 12 Hours and Porsche Carrera Cup GB where he raced at the end of 2018.

Representing HHC ensures both Jackson and Williams are in contention for McLaren’s end-of-season shootout to join its Driver Development Programme in 2020. The manufacturer-supported initiative is designed to give up-and-coming drivers experience on and off track to develop the next generation of Woking’s factory drivers.

And it’s that chance which Jackson considers a major incentive in 2019.

“I know HHC well having raced for them and against them over the years,” he said. “HHC is a great team and its dedication and ability is second to none on the British GT grid so I am looking forward to a great season. My aim is to get on to McLaren’s radar and show what I can do.

“The McLaren brand has helped to attract sponsors because it is so well known, both through motor racing and its supercars on the road. Being in a two-car team will help as well by being able to share data. I am after wins and podiums this year and I can’t wait to get started.”