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Aon chasing first 'Global' Focus win
14 April 2011
Team Aon is looking to record the its first win of the season when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Donington Park this weekend.
The team endured a mixed weekend at Brands Hatch on what was the debut for its new 'Global' Ford Focus, with a number of teething issues preventing Tom Chilton from fighting for victory.
However, the reigning Independents' champion heads to the East Midlands circuit keen to try and replicate the kind of form that saw him take a pole position and podium finish at Donington last year.
“Donington is a very fast a flowing circuit, it's very satisfying for a driver,” he said. “I think it's going to provide some very close racing, so I'm looking forward to it. We did some running at Donington in pre-season testing which I think will help us this weekend, but its still such a new car that we're still learning more about it with every session.
“We have much more experience and knowledge of the car now though, so I think we should be on the pace from the start next weekend.”
Team-mate Andy Neate will hope to break into the points for the first time with his new team but is aiming high for the weekend ahead.
“Brands Hatch was a disappointing weekend for us as we had quite high expectations ahead of the start of the season,” he said. “Unfortunately by the time we got to the bottom of our set-up issues in race three I didn't have chance to show our progress as I was spun round on lap one by Alex MacDowell.
“We know a lot more about the car now and I think we'll be in much better shape from the outset at Donington next week. We should be aiming for no less than a 1 - 2 finish in at least one of the three races on Sunday.”