Shaun Hollamby and the AMDMilltekracing.com team were left ruing what could have been after the rain came down during qualifying ahead of tomorrows British Touring Car Championship races.
The VW Golf driver finished the session in seventeenth but he told thecheckeredflag.co.uk that he could have done a lot better. “Wet qualifying was a shame because we were really hooked up in the final morning session. In the last sector we were only a couple of tenths off the top 10, which considering that we lose so much between Russells and the finish line in straight line speed was mega.”
Hollamby admits that he could have pushed harder during the wet afternoon session. “I was too conservative in the wet qualifying with an eye on tomorrows races. Our budget won’t stretch to too much panel damage so I was happy with 17th.”
Looking forward to tomorrow’s races the Kent based driver is looking to secure some valuable points.“3 race finishes is the key to us scoring more Independent championship points. I was surprised how good the car was through the corners here. It’s just a shame we lose so much down the straights. Roll on 2011 where we would like to be running 2.0 turbo.”
Asked about the upgrades fitted over the summer break and the continued development of the VW Golf he said: “This season has seen AmD Milltek Racing.com push forward with constant developments of our VW Golf. With us being the only Independent team who have built and developed their own car I am immensely proud that this hard work is starting to push us up the grid.”
“If we were running the power of the front running cars we would easily be in the Top 10.” he added.
In a parting comment Hollamby fired a clear warning shot for next year: “2011 will see us running the leaders power levels so all the work done this year will give us useful data to build from.”