|Kptk92 wants to lead the SEAT challenge from the very front after strong test results at Sebring|
Kptk92 says he is targeting a strong and consistent start to the season as Team SEAT led the rest of the field at the final test session at Sebring.
Despite some concerns about the new race format - containing only one reverse grid - would make the field more spread out, the competition promised to be tough immediately with a breathtaking qualifying session which culminated with reigning Champion x Shuffle taking a convincing pole position in the end, although at one stage the top 6 were within two tenths of each other. The racing remained intense throughout the test, with battles up and down the field, but Kptk92 was the biggest winner of the test, taking 3 wins out of 5 and looking to continue from where he left off at the end of Season 4.
"The new format will definitely suit us as a team a lot more this season," claimed Kptk92. "Wins are definitely capable once again this season. The car has had some slight modifications to comply with new regulations but I still have a fantastic chassis underneath me and this test underlines what a great job we've done during the off-season period.
"Now we look for a strong start to the season. A poor start is what cost me a real shot at the Championship last time around so we really need to hit the ground running and continue the pace all season long. I didn't get a win until the third event of the Championship last season and by then there was quite a gap to the top 2. Qualifying up high will be massively important so I hope I won't have to wait as long this time around to get some wins."
A last-gasp surge in the latter stages of the season wasn't enough to beat his SEAT team-mate o0o JAM1E o0o, who will start his 4th season as a SEAT driver this campaign. Kptk92 acknowledged that he was looking to establish some power of his own within the team.
"SEAT is o0o JAM1E o0o's team, there's no question about that. But hopefully I gave the team something to think about in the last three events last season. Now, it's a clean slate, we're both on 0 points and I'll be working hard on my side of the garage to try and get one back on him."
The first event of the Season 5 calendar is at Infineon Raceway on Wednesday 9th May.