Motorbase's Mat Jackson targets finishing in the top three of the British Touring Car Championship this year

British Touring Car frontrunner Mat Jackson is targeting the top three in the championship this year

Motorbase's Mat Jackson targets finishing in the top three of the British Touring Car Championship this year

Jackson currently lies seventh in the standings, 64 points behind third-placed Jason Plato, and has recently switched from Motorbase Performance's S2000 Ford Focus to its new NGTC version.

Despite the team's emphasis on developing the NGTC Focus for a 2013 title tilt, Jackson believes he can still score well this season.

"I want to improve on my current seventh - in fact I think a top-three finish is still possible," he said.

"We're going to Rockingham [this weekend] and also Silverstone and Brands Hatch targeting wins and podium results.

"There is still a chance of winning the Indpendents' Trophy but I'm always thinking much more about the main championship."

"I've won at Rockingham before and I think it will suit the Focus' attributes, which are its excellent handling and power from the Mountune engine."

Jackson's best championship finish came in 2008, when he was second overall in a BMW 320si run by his family's Jacksons Msport team with assistance from RBM.

Read here why Jason Plato believes Jackson is a future champion

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