Sam Tordoff Targeting Trio Of Top-Five Knockhill Finishes


Sam Tordoff admits that a strong qualifying at Knockhill will give West Surrey Racing their perfect opportunity to steal back points on Team BMR in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The former MG driver took pole position at the same venue last year when driving for Triple Eight, a result he hopes to emulate in his bid to close in the 39-point buffer from fourth in the standings.

“It’s going very well”, Tordoff told The Checkered Flag ahead of qualifying. “This is a new circuit for me in the BMW.

“I wasn’t really too sure what to expect to be honest. If we keep going as we are then we’ll be right up there, then it’ll give us a great chance to fight for wins tomorrow.”

With BMW having won five of the last nine races at Knockhill, Tordoff said that the Scottish visit bodes the manufacturer well for taking points out of their rivals.

“I don’t think we’d be disappointed. I think podiums are a minimum requirement for tomorrow; I think if we finish all three races in the top five tomorrow then I’ll be really happy.

“Hopefully then we can get some points back on the Passats, at a circuit which probably won’t suit them that much.”

With grey skies and spots of rain heading over the Fife circuit, qualifying may well be affected should the conditions continue to deteriorate. On how rain could affect the BMW trio, Tordoff concluded: “I’m not too sure to be honest.

“I don’t know whether it will negate our advantage around here. However, because it’s only qualifying, it will affect everybody’s set-up in the same way.”