After a historic weekend at Snetterton showed off the new found pace of the Toyota Avensis Dynojet Racing have been working on toughening up the NGTC-spec car for the next round at Knockhill.
After finishing fourth in the opening race at Snetterton driver Frank Wrathall's weekend came to a premature and unsatisfactory end after some early bumping in race two damaged radiator in the nose of his orange Toyota, forcing his retirement while chasing a maiden podium.
“There are always going to be a few bumps along the way in the BTCC,” said Wrathall, “and hopefully we will be better able to take the knocks from now on.”
“We've undertaken a complete review of the front end, and in particular the cooling system, since Snetterton because we felt it was perhaps a little too fragile,” he added. “It's been a big job, quite complicated and we had a couple of set-backs along the way, but now everything is back together and working well.”
Despite the improvements to the car over the summer break and now the redesigned cooling system Wrathall is still expecting a “tough” weekend at Knockhill as the team tread new territory with the car having not tested on the 1.3 mile Fife track.
However, the 24-year-old highlight the adaptability of the car to new tracks, and is (of course) aiming for a repeat of his Snetterton pace.
“Different tracks will suit different cars, and that is the beauty of the BTCC because it means that no one car dominates. We've shown what we can do, and hopefully we can do it again. The whole team will certainly be giving it maximum effort at Knockhill and for the rest of the season.”