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Alex MacDowall Confident For Silverstone BTCC Races

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After showing undoubted qualifying pace at the previuos round at Snetterton Alex MacDowall hopes to use his pace to score championship points when the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) races at Silverstone on August 22.

The 19-year-old became the series' youngest ever pole sitter when he topped the wet qualifying session at Snetterton but his race day was blighted by mechanical faults and incidents as he tried to fight back through the field.

However, MacDowall – a BRDC Rising Star – heads to Silverstone confident of his chances of scoring substantial points, or even a maiden BTCC win around the 1.6 National circuit at Silverstone.

“I'm really confident ahead of Silverstone National”, said Alex. “It's a short track which mainly consists of long straights and the high speed right-hander at Copse which should suit the Chevrolet Cruze. I went well there in the Renault Clio Cup last year, taking a podium, so I'm looking to emulate my qualifying performance from Snetterton and come away with 15 to 20 points at least.”

His luckless debut season in the prestigious championship means MacDowall is currently 14th in the drivers' championship (led by his Silverline Chevrolet teammate Jason Plato). However, a trouble free weekend at Silverstone could launch the Carlisle driver into the top ten.

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