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Jackie Oliver
Helmet
Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British United Kingdom
Date of Birth 14/08/1942[1]
Date of Death Unknown
Début Peter England Trophy (Brands Hatch) 1966
Championships 0 (4th 1967)
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams DR Racing
Alan Mann Racing
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
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Jackie Oliver is a former British Saloon Car Championship driver, who competed in the late 1960s.

BackgroundEdit

Oliver began racing in club championships at the age of nineteen, competing in club championships in Britain from 1961.[2] He entered sports car races a year later, developing a certain affinity with a Marcos GT and later a Lotus Elan.[3][2] He also had a stint in Formula Three, where his talent was masked by numerous retirements (a factor which would affect him throughout his career.[2]

BTCC HistoryEdit

Oliver came to the BSCC in the second half of 1966, racing a Ford Mustang under the DR Racing banner.[4] A second place on his debut at Brands Hatch saw him in battle with Gawaine Baillie for second (unable to stay with race winner Roy Pierpoint).[4] He improved on this at the following race, taking victory at the Edward Lewis Trophy Meeting (again hosted at Brands), before taking a second victory at the final meeting of the year.[4] Oliver finished the year second in Class D with 22 points, beating Jack Brabham by two points.[4]

1967 saw Oliver compete for a full season, taking three wins and five podiums.[5] Frequently at the front of the field, Oliver could have been a title contender, but two retirements in the first four races cost him several points, finishing fourth overall and runner-up in Class D again.[5] DR Racing pulled out of the BSCC at the end of the season, and with Oliver obtaining a drive in Formula One for Team Lotus, it looked unlikely that he would compete in the championship again.[2] However, Alan Mann Racing invited Oliver to race one of their Ford Escort TCs at two races.[6] Two podium finishes saw Oliver claim ten points, but his attention was focused on Formula One, leaving the championship for good after his second race in 1968.[6]

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing Jackie Oliver's best results in the BTCC. The figures after the information about the car used indicate Jackie Oliver's best finish at that meeting in his class.

Jackie Oliver's BTCC Record
Year Team Pos Pts Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1966 DR Racing 10th 22 Ford Mustang bgcolor="#FFA500" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|D N 2 1 R 1 - - -
1967 4th 52 R 1 1 R 2 2 2 1 2 2 -
1968 Alan Mann Racing 10 Ford Escort TC N 3 N 2 N

ReferencesEdit

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