Dan Welch upbeat about Proton potential in BTCC

British Touring Car Championship racer Dan Welch believes his fully revamped Proton will help him move towards the front of the grid this season

Dan Welch upbeat about Proton potential in BTCC

The Welch Motorsport driver - who has been a regular in the series since 2011 and finished 18th overall last year - was forced to sit out the recent test session at Donington Park as he was waiting for parts to complete his Proton Persona.

His new-for-2014 team-mate Ollie Jackson was also unable to run following a problem installing a flywheel on the day prior to the test.

Despite encountering technical challenges and their lack of testing, Welch remains upbeat for the season ahead.

"There isn't a part of the car that we haven't looked at and refined," he said.

"We have restyled the bodywork, which will be the most obvious change, but we have done a lot technically as well.

"They are both brand new machines and they will represent a step forward for us and I am optimistic about our chances."

The series kicks off at Brands Hatch on March 29/30.

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