At last weekend’s event in Pembrey (South Wales), Janes Trucksport had a highly successful start into the 2016 British Truck Racing Championship season bringing home the team’s first 4th place in class A and scoring more points at a single weekend than throughout the complete 2015 season.
In 2015, Oly´s Freightliner race truck wasn´t competitive and reliable enough to keep up with the top A class teams, even though the team tried its very best, but was very much limited to the modifications that could be done between the events.
Now, having completely rebuilt the number 22 race truck over the past four months, the team impressed everyone with last weekend’s performance. After the first test, Oly Janes said: “It feels like a different truck! The winter rebuild made a huge difference to the handling. This year, we can really push ahead with our team.”
Throughout the weekend, Oly Janes was constantly at least 2.5 seconds faster than last year. In all five races of the weekend, Oly had great starts while putting a lot of efforts in keeping his truck untouched as he fought his way across the hard-fought top field. In total, he gained 26 championship points with a fantastic 4th and 5th race finish on Saturday and finishing 8th once and 6th twice on Sunday. With this outstanding result, Janes Trucksport is currently in 8th position on the overall championship standings.
Over the next few weeks, the team will now prepare the truck for the next event at Janes Trucksport’s home circuit in Thruxton, on the 11th and 12th of June.