The onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic has caused disruption to motorsport world across the globe and with no clear way forward to further develop Jac's racing abilities he raced a couple of rounds of the Radical Challenge Championship which included a couple of podiums with a win and a third.
The most exciting news for Jac was the invite to join the successful British Touring Car Championship team, Power Maxed for a one off guest round, driving their race winning Vauxhall Astra at Croft in October.
Quote from Jac:
“This opportunity is a dream come true for me and 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. To date, I've always raced rear-wheel cars and this is just one of the many challenges that I'll be presented with but with the support of the Power Maxed Team I'm hoping to repay their confidence in me.”
With increasing work commitments Jac made a late entry into the Radical Challenge Championship for the 2019 race season. This is an exciting series racing single make Radical SR3X cars and presented a further learning experience for Jac.
Racing with the newly formed Hart GT Team, they took a couple of race meetings to get to grips with the car set up and with the driving style required to get the best out of the impressive aero package.
The series was a very close run thing with Jac being one of three drivers in the running to win the Championship going in to the last round at Donington.
Unfortunately it wasn't to be for Jac even though he won two of the three races that weekend and he went on to gain a 3rd Place finish overall against significantly more experienced teams and drivers.
The year started with a trip to Dubai where Jac was invited by CWS Engineering to race in a four man team in the SP3 Class of the 24Hours of Dubai. The team was owned and run by the hugely experienced Colin White who also drove and the team was rounded out with two South African drivers Simon Murray and Bradley Lienbenberg.
Whilst their Ginetta G55 had some gearbox problems during the race, the team were able to overhaul the field to win their SP3 class.
After his hugely impressive charge to the Am honours in 2017, Jac stepped up to race in the Pro Class of the Michelin Ginetta SuperCup for the 2018 season.
Remaining with the Xentek Motorsport Team Jac had a further season of learning whilst racing amongst the top pros and was a regular top 6 finisher with 3 podium finishes in the year.
Whilst Jac deliberated what 2019 might bring, the year finished with some testing of various cars including a Porsche GT4 at Silverstone and a Ligier LMP3 at Valencia, Spain with Team Virage in two days of downpours.
This year saw Jac step up to the more powerful G55 Ginetta when he raced in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup as an amateur driver. (This series supports the British Touring Car Championship).
Jac continued to be supported by Tom Ingram and was able to bring some of his newly developed skills to the grid resulting in a truly successful year where he managed to win the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Amateur Championship with 13 wins and 18 podium finishes.
(The GT4 SuperCup is Ginetta's Flagship Championship and is seen as a stepping stone into a wide spectrum of motor racing series globally).
Jac made the transition to cars in 2016 where he raced in the highly competitive Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge Series, racing a G50 Ginetta. (This series supported the British GT Championship).
Tom Ingram was his driver coach throughout the year and was a great supporter of Jac's efforts to get to grips with the significant differences in the handling characteristics of a race car.
Racing for the Xentek Motorsport Team he was able to use his race craft whilst learning to adapt his driving skills throughout the series and had hard fought podium finishes at both the Silverstone and Donington Race Meetings.
Jac grew up around motorcars in amongst his grandparents' automotive business and has always had a keen interest in motorsport.
He took up karting at the age of eleven and was quickly competing at all of the top British Club Meetings where he had countless race wins and podium finishes.
He entered the Super One British Championship series after only six months of karting and continued to compete at the highest level throughout his successful karting career both in Britain and Continental Europe.