As an insight into the standards of competition the top 17 cars in qualifying for the first round at Donnington were covered by 1 second.
The season had started well with a good qualifying position of 4th place ,however this soon changed when Jeremy was accidently punted out of third position by Paul Sheard on the opening lap at Donnington Park, Jez fought back to finish 8th while Paul Sheard finished in second place.
The next meeting at Croft resulted in another 'off' this time the culprit was newcomer Tom Roche who went on to finish 4th despite facing the stewards afterwards. In the second race, Tom raced brilliantly to record his first win in only his 3rd MAX5 race, Jez finished 11th, the car looking rather secondhand after being punted in the side exiting the hairpin.
Pembrey produced a brave drive by Jez who finished in 6th place despite losing a brake caliper and all the brake fluid on lap 4 while placed in the top three. His successful attempt at bringing the car home in 6th with no brakes was 'dramatic' and subsequently earn't him the 'Driver of the Day Award.'
The second race was excellent entertainment as Alyn Robson and Jez fought tooth and nail for 7th place, a position Jez eventually won. Sadly Alan was later to suffer from two broken legs in an unecessary MAX5 accident at Silverstone.The only Championship race at Rockingham was won by Tom Roche who beat Jez by over 2 seconds in a very wet race (the first time that Jez had been beaten in a wet MAX5 race!)
see JC at Rockingham Car no 6 (2nd Place finish)
Mallory Park resulted in a 3rd and a 5th place but was disappointing as Jeremy led both races only to suffer in the latter stages.
Two fourth places at Silverstone, again Jez briefly led both races before being caught by the following pack.
Oulton Park resulted in more damage as Paul Sheard once again accidently knocked Jez off on the first lap, a fight back through the field to 4th place and a 5th place in race two were the results.
Brands Hatch and a win at last, Jez charged past Tom Roche on the last lap to score his first, long awaited win of the season. 4th in a closely fought 2nd race.
Snetterton, knocked out of third place by Brett Walter on lap 3, finishing 7th. In the second race Jez stole the lead at the last corner of the last lap only to lose by 1/400ths of a second to David Neville on the run up to the chequered flag!