|Date of Birth||14/08/1942|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|Début||Peter England Trophy (Brands Hatch) 1966|
|Championships||0 (4th 1967)|
|Previous Teams||DR Racing|
Alan Mann Racing
|Total Entries||0 (0 Starts)|
|Wins||0 (0 in Class)|
Jackie Oliver is a former British Saloon Car Championship driver, who competed in the late 1960s.
Oliver began racing in club championships at the age of nineteen, competing in club championships in Britain from 1961. He entered sports car races a year later, developing a certain affinity with a Marcos GT and later a Lotus Elan. 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.
Oliver came to the BSCC in the second half of 1966, racing a Ford Mustang under the DR Racing banner. 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). 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. Oliver finished the year second in Class D with 22 points, beating Jack Brabham by two points.
1967 saw Oliver compete for a full season, taking three wins and five podiums. 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. 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. However, Alan Mann Racing invited Oliver to race one of their Ford Escort TCs at two races. 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.
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|
|1966||DR Racing||10th||22||Ford Mustang||bgcolor="#FFA500" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|D||N||2||1||R||1||-||-||-|
|1968||Alan Mann Racing||10||Ford Escort TC||N||3||N||2||N|
- ↑ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/jackie-oliver/
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Oliver
- ↑ http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/results/Jackie-Oliver-GB.html
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 http://touringcarracing.net/Pages/1966%20BSCC.html
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 http://touringcarracing.net/Pages/1967%20BSCC.html
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 http://touringcarracing.net/Pages/1968%20BSCC.html