Honda drivers' Matt Neal
and Gordon Shedden
are looking to return to winning ways as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Croft this weekend.
The duo returned from the last round at Oulton Park without a win for the first time this season, but they still maintain leads in both the drivers' and constructors' championships.
Both Neal and Shedden won at Croft last season, and have expressed confidence at competing in the forecast wet conditions this weekend: “It's been a good hunting ground for us,” Neal said.
“Andrew (Jordan) is on really good form at the moment and Jason Plato
was really quick at Oulton, but if it rains, which is forecast, that should be good for us.
“I like the circuit. It's got some technical stuff and some high-speed exciting stuff out the back with the Jim Clark Esses and Barcroft.”
Reigning champion Shedden, who is currently striving to make up for a tricky start to 2013, also hopes Croft can help him catch the top three in the table: “The forecast might throw another dynamic into it,” said Shedden, who was a dominant force in wet conditions last season.
“It's pretty bizarre – each time I've finished in the points this season I've been on the podium. The speed is there, we just need a change of fortune.
“The car was very good around Croft last year and we're good on the new soft tyre. This weekend will be the first hard test of the option tyre so it will be interesting to see how some of the other teams deal with it.”