Jac Constable to make BTCC debut at Croft
Jac Constable will be the next driver to race for Power Maxed Racing in the BTCC, as he gets behind the wheel of the Vauxhall Astra at Croft next month.
The 22-year-old from Fleet, Hampshire, is no stranger to the TOCA paddock, having taken the Ginetta GT4 Am title in 2017, winning 13 of 23 races with 14 fastest laps to his name.
He also drove the Ginetta to a class victory in the Dubai TCE 24-Hour ‘Championship of the Continents’ in 2018.
In 2019, he joined the Radical Challenge, reaching the top step of the podium on multiple occasions to enter the final round in championship contention. Despite winning two of the three races over the weekend, he was unable to accrue the necessary points and narrowly missed out on the overall crown.
“When we set out to run our driver development programme this season,” said Team Principal Adam Weaver, “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 titles to his name, but he has the right attitude and has impressed us with his manner 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 the race weekend.”
“This opportunity is a dream come true for me,” said Constable. “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 illusions that there is a very steep learning curve ahead of me. I’ve always raced rear-wheel drive 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.”