AMD Tuning eyeing more points at Knockhill

AMD Tuning are targeting further points as the BTCC heads to Knockhill this weekend for rounds 19, 20 and 21.

Picking up two points finishes at a bruising Snetterton triple-header, the ever-improving Independent squad have started to become consistent top 15 finishers with Ollie Jackson and Ant Whorton-Eales.

At the wheel of his Audi S3 in Norfolk, Jackson found himself on the receiving end of contact but was able to bounce back and add to his impressive record this season.

Now descending on Scotland for the seventh event of the year, the 33-year-old is optimistic of repeating his performance there last year, where he completed more overtakes than anyone else on race day.

“It’s going to be an interesting weekend; it always is at Knockhill!” he said. “As ever, it will be very close and very competitive on track so the smallest margins will be key, and we have to try and build on the progress we have made throughout the season to give ourselves the best possible chance of scoring points on race day.

“We’ll find out pretty quickly when we hit the track if we’re on for a good weekend but I’m hoping that the Audi will be able to ride Knockhill’s bumps well, and we can put on another competitive showing.”

Whorton-Eales goes into the weekend having not competed at Knockhill since 2014 due the Renault UK Clio Cup traditionally not making the trip in recent seasons.

Coming off the back of a strong performance in the final race at Snetterton, where he narrowly missed out on a maiden top ten, the Lichfield-based racer is keen to push for more points both in the overall standings and in the Jack Sears Trophy.

He said: “Whilst I haven’t been to Knockhill for a few years, I’ve spent some time doing sim work with Ollie ahead of the weekend to help get me up to speed. I’m looking forward to getting out on track as Knockhill is a very unique challenge and I think it’s a circuit where we can be strong.

“We’ve made a lot of progress with the car this season and showed strong pace both in qualifying and race day at Snetterton. If we can do that again this weekend, then I’d like to think I can push towards the top ten and also challenge for the Jack Sears Trophy.”

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