ETC Drivers 1984
Despite his youth, Jeff has more Rover racing miles under his belt than any other driver, for Jeff has raced the works cars since their 1980 debut.
Like fellow Rover driver Peter Lovett and Steve Soper, Jeff's career away from the race tracks concerns
Three years racing karts preceded his circuit racing debut in a homebuilt Vauxhall Viva special saloon in 1972.
His debut in the RAC British Saloon Car Championship came in 1977, still in a Vauxhall Magnum, and he finished second in class, despite racing against drivers with far more experience than he.
He was a natural choice when the Rover programme was launched in 1980. Victory at the British Grand Prix round at Brands Hatch was the highlight of the first season. In 1981, with a further developed car, Jeff finished second in class to team-mate Lovett, having won three rounds of the championship.There was a nail-biting-end to the 1982 season when Jeff just managed to beat Capri driver Vince Woodman on a tie-breaker to finally win the class outright.
Last year it was a Rover benefit, Jeff scoring two of the team's 11 wins, along with four fastest laps. This time, however, Jeff had to be content with third in class behind Soper and Lovett... but at least all three were Rover mounted.
Long distance racing has always fascinated Jeff.
By concentrating on the European Touring Car Championship this year Jeff will be able to combine his skill as a distance driver with his vast experience with the Rover.