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BTCC Target Top Ten At Thruxton

1 Mins read are looking to build on their progress - Photo: Chris Gurton Photography are looking to build on their progress - Photo: Chris Gurton Photography are hoping for a return to form this weekend when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship rolls into Thruxton.

The team had a solid start to its 2012 campaign during the opening round at Brands Hatch with two points finished over the three races. Trouble hit the team at Donington Park two weeks ago where an engine issue with its VW Golf forced the team to withdraw after the weekend's opening race.

The West Thurrock-based squad aim to bounce back at the notoriously challenging Hampshire circuit where the team had their most successful weekend of the 2011 season with Tom Onslow-Cole behind the wheel.

With the issues from Donington solved, Ollie Jackson heads to Thruxton in a confident mood: “I'm really looking forward to Thruxton. The team is well prepared and we have sorted the problems we faced at Donington, so the car should be in perfect condition.”

The Golf has previously ran well at Thruxton, and with Jackson having previous experience at the circuit during pre-season testing, he is confident of climbing up the championship table where he currently lies in 19th place..

Jackson said: “I tested the car at Thruxton before the season started which will be beneficial for me, but the conditions are likely to be different when we return this weekend so we'll still have some work to do on set-up when we get into practice.”

Team boss Shaun Hollamby added: “Ollie set some encouraging times when we tested there before the season started, and if we can replicate the kind of pace we showed in the opening rounds at Brands Hatch, I think we'll be on for a good weekend.”

Hollamby also stated that work on remapping the engine following the troubles at Donington, led the team to find room for improvements that should help boost performance over the Thruxton weekend.

He commented: “After the disappointment we suffered last time out, I expect to see us knocking on the door of the top ten this time around and I see no reason why that won't be the case. Thruxton was our best weekend of the season last year and with the changes we have made to the car since then, I'm feeling confident.”

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