Renault UK Clio Cup racer Dan Holland is ready to bounce back from his huge accident at Brands Hatch at the weekend during the official TOCA test at Thruxton tomorrow (8th April).
Holland joins the majority of the Clio Cup field at the high-speed Hampshire track for the only pre-event testing remaining prior to the BTCC meeting at the circuit on May 9/10.
It gives Holland the opportunity to quickly get back behind the wheel of his hastily rebuilt JamSport Racing Clio after his Brands Hatch nightmare, the opening race having seen him hit heavily twice following a half-spin at Graham Hill Bend.
Despite that accident, which led to the race to be postponed until a later meeting, and the disappointment of not being able to compete in the second encounter on Sunday, Holland holds a surprisingly positive outlook on events.
“Obviously I’m gutted with the result at Brands Hatch, to start my season in that way,” Holland told TCF.
“I believe things happen for a reason though and whatever reason it is, I’m sure it will come good for me and the team later in the season.”
After a couple of days to rest, Holland is now raring to get back on track as he prepares to visit the fastest circuit in the UK for the first time.
“I suffered with a few body injuries at first, but I’m feeling more myself now and I’m looking forward to getting back into the car tomorrow at Thruxton,” he added.
“I’ve not driven Thruxton yet, but I know from what people have said it’s not too friendly. I’m just going to go out there and do what I do best, drive fast!”
Holland will be joined in the JamSport awning at Thruxton by George Jackson, who took an eighth place finish in the sole race at Brands, however Thomas Grundy, another involved in the race-ending accident, will not be present.