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Alex MacDowall Looking For Win To Close Debut Season

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British Touring Car Championship rookie Alex MacDowall is taking a bullish approach to the final rounds of the championship at Brands Hatch on October 10.

Alex has made some history so far in his first season in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship when he qualified on pole at Snetterton, becoming the youngest driver to do so, aged just 19. However, this has not satisfied the young RML Silverline Chevrolet star as he still awaits his first victory.

“The win is now more important than ever as contracts for next year will be up for review. I'm feeling really confident heading into Brands, I achieved my first podium on the GP circuit there so it's a good track for me.” Said the British Racing Drivers' Club Rising Star.

However, his real aim is to finish inside of the top 10 of the BTCC standings this year after a solid debut season.

“This season has gone really quickly and I want to finish it inside the top 10.”

“I know 10th place is a realistic goal but anything beyond that would be a struggle. I'll be pushing as hard as ever though, I know what I can achieve, I have a fantastic car with the Chevrolet Cruze and the team always does an incredible job.”

Alex has achieved some notable highlights including two podiums, a pair of pole positions and he also set the fastest lap during the first of the Knockhill races and he knows the pressure is on for him to keep his seat for next year and beyond.

“Nothing is guaranteed for next year so I will be treating the weekend like it might be my last!” he concluded.

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