The newest member of the WSR line-up, Jake’s BMW 330e M Sport will be entered under the ROKiT MB Motorsport banner in 2022 and, as such, will carry a very different livery to the pair of Team BMW cars.
The Kent racer has firmly established himself as one of the BTCC fastest drivers and most capable racers in the past couple of seasons and now joins Colin Turkington and Stephen Jelley in one of WSR’s strongest-ever line-ups.
Jake was just 15 when he debuted in Ginetta Juniors in 2009 and his 13 wins, spread over two campaigns (including the series runner-up spot in ’10) remain a series record.
Race wins in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup and podiums in both the Carrera Cup GB and British GT proved to be a springboard to the BTCC in 2016, following a handful of appearances three years earlier.
Jake’s race results improved year-on-year and culminated in a breakthrough first series win at Knockhill in 2019; around the same time he began racing historic touring cars and sportscars with huge success.
He then scored his best-ever end-of-season finish with seventh in the 2020 points and improved again with fifth last year as he went all the way to the final round in contention for the title. He’ll be pushing to do exactly the same this year.
Jake’s BTCC career has so far included three race wins, 18 podium finishes, five front-row starts and three fastest laps. We wonder how much those numbers will have increased by the end of 2022.