BTCC 2010 Preview: TH Motorsport – Honda Civic Type R

#98 Matt Hamilton

Hamilton returns for a full campaign with TH Motorsport, after he made his debut with the team at Rockingham last year.

The former single seater racer is piloting the former James Kaye Honda Civic Type R which has gone through a complete overhaul during the winter.

Hamilton and the team are confident about their chances in 2010: “I cannot wait to get back on circuit. It's been a very long hard winter and, as yet, I have not as much as sat in the car since the final round of 2009 at Brands Hatch.”

“I really think that the Civic has the potential to run consistent top tens, and occasional podiums. I know that I have to work hard on my driving; I still have very little experience of front-wheel-drive and touring cars in general, but I know that with more seat time I can threaten the front-runners.”

“I know that TH will give me a great car to work with. They are already working hard at preparing the car and they have a few performance tweaks that I can't wait to try.”

Will their confidence turn into the results they say it will?

Season Prediction:

Hamilton faces a steep learning curve in his first full season in the BTCC. Team have experience though which will make the curve slightly shallower. Older car will be a hindrance.

TCF Driver Prediction:

22nd. Age of the car and lack of front wheel drive experience could be Hamilton's downfall. May still be a star for the future though.

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