Blundell could race Honda in club event as he considers BTCC future

Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell could try an AmD Tuning Honda in the club-level Touring Car Trophy as he considers whether to stay in the British Touring Car Championship

Blundell could race Honda in club event as he considers BTCC future

Blundell has struggled in his BTCC rookie season, managing only one points finish so far.

In an interview with Autosport Plus this week, Blundell opened up about the difficulties he has faced in his return to full-time racing.

The F1 podium finisher and 1992 Le Mans 24 Hours winner believes trying to adjust to front-wheel drive after a career based in rear-drive machinery has been the main factor holding him back.

But he also wants to try an alternative front-wheel drive car to see how it compares to his Trade Price Cars Racing Audi, and has set his sights on the race-winning Honda run by the AmD Tuning squad that oversees the Trade Price Cars programme.

"For me to go forward - and for my own sanity and to not make my life as difficult as I have done - it would be easier for me to be in a rear-wheel drive car," Blundell told Autosport.

"In saying that, when I look at onboard footage of the Honda FK2s, it's like a different world.

"I think I'll get to drive one of the Hondas at the end of the season to try to understand where we are, and if there are certain things we have been up against that I haven't been able to get my head around that might be different in a different type of car."

The Touring Car Trophy in which Blundell could try the AmD Honda has one round left at Donington Park on October 18-19.

Blundell admitted 2019 had been the "worst" season of his career, and that he would have to very seriously consider whether to stay on in the BTCC for 2020.

"It's a huge decision to make," says Blundell, "and it's a decision that I've yet to make.

"I'll review and analyse thoroughly what could be the future and what couldn't be.

"I'll discuss it with the shareholders in my business. We will take a view.

"For me to go through another season like this would be too painful."

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