O'Neill hopeful over rules tweak

British Touring Car racer Paul O'Neill believes the latest rules tweaks will help him to score points at this weekend's Oulton Park round

O'Neill hopeful over rules tweak

The Tech-Speed Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze driver suffered a difficult weekend last time out at Thruxton, but is ninth in the championship table.

He believes the 25kg normally aspirated cars like his Cruze are now allowed to lose will help him fight the turbo cars.

"If we can get the weight out of the car that we are now allowed to take out, then that is going to help us move up a few places in qualifying and get into the top 10," he said. "Then we can focus on building on that in the races."

O'Neill also believes the team, which switched to running Cruzes for 2011 after years with Honda Integras, is making progress with the car.

"The lower base weight is a start, but we found a few things on the car that we wanted to look at and the guys have worked hard to make some changes ahead of the weekend," he said.

"Oulton Park is my home track and I do a lot of work there so I'm keen to see what we can do. I want to put on a good show and it's vital that we have a good weekend. We can't afford to have another weekend like Thruxton."

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