Shaun Hollamby and the AmD Milltek team announced that the results from the official test session at Snetterton yesterday proved more positive than first expected.

Talking on the AmD Milltek Racing blog he said: “Snetterton was always going to be our least competitive circuit due to its high speed nature which favours cars with the most horsepower. Our VW Golf has had a engine rebuild since Croft but will still be 40-50bhp down on the front running cars”

Along with the engine rebuild the team brought a new front bumper with aerodynamic changes to help straight line speeds, also present at the test was KW race engineer Lutz Passon who assisted the team in getting the best out of their latest dampers.

“We ended the morning session just over 2 seconds off the front running pace of the works Chevrolet and, more importantly, ahead of a couple the Forster BMWs and Boulevards Vauxhall which bodes well for the rest of the season.” said Hollamby.

It wasn’t all smiles for the team though after their session was halted when an alternator wire broke, thankfully for the team it was a simple problem to sort and Hollamby was quickly back on track.

Hollmamby added “The testing restrictions in the BTCC mean that this was our first test session of the year and we made a myriad of set-up changes which the Golf responded well to. We improved our speed trap figures and our other improvements will become more apparent on circuits where horsepower isn’t such an important factor”

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