|Kptk92 has currently set the fastest time in practice for the upcoming event at Silverstone|
Team SEAT driver Kptk92 is excited by his car's potential and prospects at this week's BTCC event at Silverstone.
The Championship hopeful enters this week's schedule a full 29 points behind Championship leader and Triple BTCC Champion x Shuffle but has shown encouraging form in recent weeks, taking more points than his two closest rivals in the last two events at Catalunya and Road Atlanta. His team-mate o0o JAM1E o0o remains in second place, with a 23 point deficit to overturn with a month of racing remaining.
When asked about his ambitions for the races at the Northamptonshire circuit, Kptk92 replied: "It's been a very difficult job so far to keep up with the two guys up front but now I need to start my own trend and get myself back into contention for the Championship and there's no better circuit in my view than Silverstone to get back into the fight. We've got a strong package that will suit this track a lot so I'm hoping to get a big share of the spoils."
And despite his team-mate losing the Championship lead, Kptk92 expects o0o JAM1E o0o to come back fighting. "He's had a bit of bad luck in recent races, just like I've had the short straw a few times earlier in the season too. He's a great driver and I'm sure he's going to be back to his best soon.
"But we can't rule out the rest of the field. The practice times right now look very close, the circuit is pretty simple in it's layout so we're going to see cars being very very close, maybe within hundredths rather than tenths this time around. Hopefully we have the upper hand slightly, which we seem to have at this stage, but we'll see."
Kptk92's two former teams have connected this week, as Pirtek Racing make a return to the BTCC grid by striking a deal with Honda Racing to use one of their Civic challengers. iNEON RAGE remains behind the wheel in the re-branded car in what will be his third livery change. When asked about his memories of driving for the outfit, Kptk92 said: "The guys at Pirtek are fantastic to work with and iNEON RAGE is definitely going to feel right at home working with them too. They're always punching above their weight and when we had some great moments with the Astra for the two seasons that I was with them. The livery isn't too bad either! They're going to be right in the action straight away so our team will make sure to keep an eye on them immediately."