Rob Collard vows to attack hard as he bids to remain in title contention

Rob Collard has vowed to attack hard at Silverstone this weekend as he bids to remain in BTCC title contention.

The Team BMW driver arrives at the penultimate event of the season sitting fourth in the championship standings, 56-points behind leader Ashley Sutton.

Enduring a difficult weekend last time out, Collard is keen to bounce back at a venue that has proved to be a happy hunting ground for him down the years.

Needing to remain with 67 points to head to the series finale with a shot at clinching that long-awaited maiden drivers’ title, the West Surrey Racing driver is optimistic of what he can achieve.

“I have a strong record at Silverstone with seven podiums in the past eight years and that gives me confidence, even though I’m carrying 48kg ballast,” the Hampshire racer said.

“There are only four corners so the cars tend to be very close in qualifying and bunch-up quite a lot in the races. This is where having a car like the BMW, which handles brilliantly and is kind on its tyres over a race distance, should put me in a good position.

“I’m 56 points off the championship lead, so I’m going to attack hard and aim to stay in the title hunt by Sunday night.”

Team BMW will also look to further cement their status at the top of the Teams’ Championship too, seeking to extend their advantage over Adrian Flux Subaru Racing.

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