Following a somewhat disappointing outing at Oulton Park, Senna Proctor is looking to bounce back with a strong qualifying run at the next round of the British Touring Car Championship at Croft this weekend.
The Power Maxed Racing driver has his sights firmly set on a career-best qualifying position on Saturday, a feat he has achieved in the last round on track, before losing it through a yellow flag penalty.
“The target has to be to qualify inside the top ten again at Croft and then convert that into three strong race finishes, which is something we didn’t do last time,” he said. “It’s one of my favourite tracks on the calendar, although I’ve never seemed to have much luck there, so hopefully this will be the weekend when we finally string it all together.”
While Proctor has struggled for results in comparison to his experienced team-mate Tom Chilton, he suggests this is down to a deliberate approach, rather than any difficulty in adapting to life in the BTCC.
“After driving quite conservatively earlier in the season, my dad [former BTCC racer Mark Proctor] let me off the leash a bit at Oulton and I took a few more risks – some of which paid off, some of which didn’t.”
An extra motivation for Proctor at Croft comes from its status as his home event, and the only Yorkshireman in the BTCC is looking forward to the upcoming rounds more than any other in the calendar.
“I can’t wait for the weekend!” he enthused. “It will be great to have so many friends, family and sponsors at Croft supporting me, and I really want to reward them with my best finish of the season.”