With both cars running without problems during the test, Tech-Speed chief Marvin Humphries said he was hopeful that the team will once again be fighting at the front in Cheshire.
“The way the weekend ended at Brands Hatch was disappointing and it was a shame that John didn't get chance to race and Paul saw his run of points finishes end,” he said, “However, the cars are ready for Oulton and Paul was able to drive both for a shakedown during the Rockingham test, where there was no sign of the problems we encountered in the last round.
“We didn't have the best of weekends at Oulton Park last season but with the changes we have made since then, the car should be strong. We know for sure that the car will be better under braking, which is important at Oulton. There will be some added pressure on Paul this weekend in his home race but he loves the circuit and we are heading there hoping to do exactly what we have done in the early stages of the year.”
After missing the last round at Brands Hatch due to a family holiday, sunshine.co.uk MD Chris Brown will be back at the track to cheer on the team this weekend and shared Humphries' confidence of a strong showing at one of the most popular venues on the BTCC calendar.
“While it was nice to miss the weather at Brands Hatch, it certainly wasn't great to miss seeing the guys on track,” he said, “With Oulton Park being Paul's home event, this will almost be like another home race for the whole team as we expect he'll have a lot of local support, so it would be good if we can come away with some strong results.
“The gameplan for the weekend is to try and make sure that Paul retains his position in the championship and that as a team, we maintain out strong place in the standings. Paul knows Oulton Park like the back of his hand and there is no reason why he can't keep fighting towards the front and while Brands Hatch was tough for John, Marvin and the guys at Tech-Speed have worked hard in the last few weeks to solve the problem he had and he will hopefully also be pushing for the top ten.”