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Muller Looking to Take Chances

Yvan Muller believes that his Vauxhall team must make the most of title rival Honda's struggles at Mondello Park tomorrow, after claiming pole position for the first of the British Touring Car Championship races

Muller moved himself back into title contention with a win and second place at Croft last weekend, and with him and teammate Colin Turkington locking out the front row, he is eager to make the most of their opportunities.

And he knows that with Championship leader Matt Neal just fifth fastest and his fellow Team Halfords Honda teammate Dan Eaves down in 10th, there is a real opportunity to make major inroads in the title chase.

"I think my biggest rival this weekend will be Colin, so if we are ahead of the Hondas on pace it's important we take our chances and close the gap to them tomorrow," said Muller, who is 28 points behind Neal in the points table.

"We are all carrying success ballast in our cars but I think the rain in qualifying helped - the extra weight doesn't have such an effect in wet conditions. We are in good shape and I'm not bothered if it's wet or dry tomorrow."

Neal was clearly looking for better - but well aware that the success ballast on his car and the characteristics of Mondello Park were working against him

 "I don't know if I'm disappointed or pleased," he said. "I knew it was going to be a tough one here but fifth ... and I'm one second away from Yvan. He's going to be really hard to beat. He always goes well here."

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