Pleased with his days testing at Snetterton last week, Rob Collard spoke to The Checkered Flag about his thoughts on the season so far and the aim for the last six rounds in the British Touring Car Championship.
When asked about his view on the season so far, the West Surrey Racing Team driver said “So far it's been a little bit frustrating. We've been right up there, then been knocked off and silly things like that have happened. We're not where we want to be in the Championship, but so far I have enjoyed the year. It's been very Challenging”
Discussing targets for the remainder of the season, Rob went on to tell us, “We've just got to win some races. That's all I can hope for. It would be nice to finish in the top five championship, but we need to win races.” Asked if he was confident of this, Rob's answer was simply, “Absolutely”.
Although not quick enough to worry the top of the timesheets in Testing, the rain gave Collard a good chance of working on some wet set ups. The quickest of the BMW's in the second half of the test day showed it was working. Rob said “I'm very pleased. We've tried one or two different things on the car and they have worked. It was quickest in the wet which is the biggest plus for us.”
So with Rob Collard chasing down victories with the team who guided Colin Turkington to his 2009 BTCC title, he will be one to watch in the next half of the season. Especially if it rains!