Rory Butcher will be hoping for some bouncebackability this weekend at Rockingham following a tough time last time out in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton.
The AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing driver will also have another new team-mate in the form of fellow Scottish racer Glynn Geddie.
Reliability was one factor for a poor weekend in Norfolk last time out. Whilst running in the top ten, electrical issues forced Rory to pull off in the first race before multiple instances of contact whilst running in the pack in the final two races left him pointless.
It was a difficult weekend to stomach considering the strong pace that the Fife racer was showing in the wet. The MG6 GT is renowned for being a strong wet weather NGTC machine.
Rockingham also heralds the first circuit on the calendar that Rory has raced at before in the BTCC, scoring points in the final race of the day last year.
Coming back more positive after such a disappointing weekend is the main aim for Rory,
“Snetterton was a frustrating weekend for me as we had a real opportunity to score some good points and didn’t due to circumstances outside our control.
“But I have to just put that weekend behind me now and try and hope that luck will be more on our side at Rockingham.
“I’m going there feeling positive as I think it is a circuit that will suit the MG and I see no reason why we can’t look to challenge for some decent points finishes. It’s also the first circuit we’ll visit this season where I have raced a touring car before, which can only benefit me as I’ll have an idea of things like how the tyres are going to perform across the races.”
Rory also commented about the addition of Glynn Geddie to the squad,
“I have a good feeling about this weekend and it’s great to be going there as part of an all-Scottish driver line-up alongside Glynn. We’ve known each other for years and have raced each other a number of times, and I feel he will be a good addition to the team.”