Jelley fully focused towards successful Snetterton

June 07, 2021

by Stuart Richards

With race week upon us for the second time this season in the British Touring Car Championship, drivers are once again preparing ahead of this weekend in order to go into the weekend at their strongest. Stephen Jelley is one to keep up this tradition heading to Snetterton.

Driving one of the West Surrey Racing BMW 330i M Sport cars, Jelley had a relatively strong start to the 2021 campaign at Thruxton with two points finishes in races two and three. However, the first race was blighted by technical issues which saw him become an early retirement.

A BMW technical issue is incredibly rare and therefore it isn't in the mind of the Leicestershire driver. However, heading into this weekend, he is looking at previous results of the 330i BMW at the Norfolk circuit and this gives him great confidence. Saying:

"I’m looking forward to Snetterton. Last season Colin [Turkington] qualified on pole at the circuit with full ballast, so we know the car is fast there.

"I think we will be quick, and we had a good pre-season test there too, so I am coming into the weekend with that knowledge behind me."

Whilst previous results might mean one thing, it's quite another to get the absolute maximum in order to replicate those results. The 39-year-old recognises this: "It’s a technical racetrack so I will have to get my head down and focus on getting everything right to maximise the weekend for myself."

Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography


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