2nd June 2021

Power Maxed Racing announced Jac Constable as its BTCC Development Driver ahead of the new campaign, and the young talent has been talking about his tin-top hopes for the future…

You’ve been announced as PMR’s BTCC Development Driver, how did that come about?

With the experiences that I shared with the PMR team during my one test day at Donington, along with the practice and qualifying at Croft last year, we seemed to gel straight away and I quickly felt at home.

After missing the race day at Croft [through illness] I was contacted by PMR Team Boss, Martin Broadhurst, who said that he would like to try and work with me going forward, and it was then that I was offered the Development Driver role.

Along with my racing, there will be time spent testing the BTCC race cars as we progress our development programme. It really is pretty cool and I’m going to do everything in my power to make the most of this opportunity.

How are you feeling after your unfortunate bout of illness last year at Croft?

It's a hard feeling to sum up but the disappointment in not making the race day at Croft has made me even more determined to get myself back on the BTCC grid for 2022.

After such a successful RWD career to date, how are you finding the switch over to FWD?

Whilst I have needed to adjust my driving technique to meet the requirements of a front wheel drive car, it has come easier than I thought.

I wasn’t far off the pace in my first outing in the BTCC Astra when testing at Donington and I guess that my preference for a race car with a bit of understeer has helped me. In truth, I have no favourite… I just love racing!

You’re tipped to be fairly involved in the upcoming documentary series that PMR is producing with FastR and Amazon Prime – how are you feeling about that?

We’ve already filmed the first rounds of BTCC at Thruxton and yes, I was asked to be involved as part of the PMR Team which I really enjoyed.

I’m certain that all BTCC fans (and beyond) will enjoy seeing the workings of an Elite Race Team and I’m going to enjoy my ongoing contribution towards the series. © 2024
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