Thompson chasing solid Pau showing.

Having finally made his debut with the Honda Accord last time out at Valencia, N.Technology driver James Thompson says he is confident of a good run with the car this weekend at Pau.

Thompson enjoyed an encouraging run in the car in Spain, although the weight of the Accord and contact from a number of his rivals meant that the Briton was unable to celebrate the cars debut with a points finish.

However, the Accord has run well on street circuits in the past in the hands of JAS Motorsport – most notably in the hands of Fabrizio Giovanardi at Macau back in 2006 – and Thompson said he was confident of a fine run at that challenging French venue this weekend, although he admitted that qualifying would have a large part to play in how the event pans out.

"I'm very excited about the races in Pau," he said. "There is nothing like going through a couple of races to know where we're at. After Valencia, we learnt a lot about our car and how we want to work with it from now on; so there should be a significant step forward in Pau.

"The key to doing well at this circuit is to qualify at the front. This is more crucial than at any other track. I know that the team has been working non-stop at the factory since we raced in Valencia to make sure the car does well in France.

"The car is more stable than last year's which should help us, I think the circuit is quite favourable for the Honda Accord Euro R Super 2000."

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James Thompson - N.Technology Honda Accord [Pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Rob Huff - Castrol Honda
Tiago Monteiro (POR), Castrol Honda WTCC, WTCC [Credit: Honda]
Tiago Monteiro (POR), Castrol Honda WTCC, WTCC [Credit: Honda]
Norbert Michelisz (HUN), Zengo Motorsport, WTCC [Credit: Honda WTCC]
Norbert Michelisz - Zengo Honda
Norbert Michelisz - Zengo Honda
James Thompson - Rosneft LADA Vesta
James Thompson - Rosneft LADA Vesta [credit: FIA WTCC]
Gabriele Tarquini - Castrol Honda Civic [credit: FIA WTCC]
Gabriele Tarquini - Castrol Honda Civic [credit: FIA WTCC]
Tiago Monteiro - Castrol Honda Civic [credit: FIA WTCC]
Rickard Rydell - NIKA Honda Civic
Gabriele Tarquini (ITA), Castrol Honda, WTCC [Credit: Castrol Honda PR]
Dusan Borkovic - Proteam Honda
Dusan Borkovic - Proteam Honda
Tiago Monteiro (POR), Honda Racing, WTCC [Credit: Honda Racing]
James Thompson (GBR), LADA Sport, WTCC [Credit: LADA Sport]

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