AmD expects big step at Donington

British Touring Car squad AmD Milltek Racing believes it can take its first points in the series at Donington Park this weekend after introducing some updates to its Volkswagen Golf

AmD expects big step at Donington

Tom Onlsow-Cole raced the car for the first time at the Brands Hatch season opener earlier this month, but a lack of straightline speed hampered his challenge. That was despite a switch to the Lehmann Motorentechnik-built NGTC turbo engine that Tom Boardman used in his rapid Special Tuning SEAT.

AmD tested the Golf, the only such car in the series, at Brands earlier this week and believes it has made a breakthrough.

"We made some good steps forward in the test, although we still have more work to do in practice when we get to Donington," said Onslow-Cole.

"We were able to make progress with the chassis and are confident about what we need to do to find more straightline speed.

"It would be nice if we could get into the points and score the first top 10 finish for the Volkswagen."

Team boss Shaun Hollamby added: "The engine went back to Lehmann after Brands and was tested, and we found a few areas where we can improve.

"The ultimate aim this season is to be a regular contender for points, and with further improvements to the package that we have planned, there is no reason we won't be able to do that.

"Donington last season was probably one of the best weekends we had with the Volkswagen when it was running in its older specification, so with more power from the turbo engine, we're confident of a strong run this time around."

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