Mat Jackson will look to break onto the Knockhill podium for the first time as the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship heads north for the seventh round of the season.
Jackson has a best finish of fourth at the Fife circuit, and makes the trip to Scotland keen to bounced back from a tough weekend at Snetterton, where he was forced to retire from race two and was then unable to start race three.
While the Racing Silverline driver has won at Knockhill in the past in the SEAT Cupra Championship, he has yet to even make the podium since stepping into the BTCC but the 28-year-old said he was keen to put that right this weekend.
“My best result in a BTCC car north of the border has been fourth – just outside the podium,” he said. “I want to go a couple better and make it a win this weekend. Snetterton was extremely frustrating, but I quickly got over the disappointment and now I just want to go out and win. I've already proven that I can take the flag in the Lacetti and I cannot wait to see how it handles around Knockhill.
“Knockhill is very tight and twisty so it's not really suited to bigger cars. But the Lacetti has a really strong engine so it will power up the hill that leads onto the start-finish straight. I have to say, it's not my favourite track – I prefer something that flows a bit more – but that won't stop me having fun.”