WSR's Rob Collard says he's targeting a return to the BTCC podium at Brands Hatch this weekend two-weeks after his horror crash at Silverstone.

ollard and his WSR 1 Series was subject of a massive race ending shunt last time out at Silverstone after being thrown into a mid-air barrel roll following contact from the recovering Ford Focus of Jack Clarke.

The BMW driver was then subsequently airlifted to hospital for precautionary checks and missed the final race of the day at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Cleared to race this weekend Collard said it hasn't been difficult to get back into the car and stated he would have been quite happy to take to the circuit only days after his horror shunt occurred.

Collard did admit however that some of the after effects of the Silverstone accident has caused him a slight discomfort in the car during Saturday's FP1 session, citing a slightly tender back around the Brands Hatch GP circuit.

"I could have driven the car four or five days afterwards if I'm honest," Collard told "But by just driving it this morning I could feel my back is quite tender. I'm not sure what it's going to be like in the dry and over a race distance but I'm sure it will be OK.

"I don't believe it will affect my speed but by race three Sunday it will be probably be aching a little bit!"

Collard said his West Surrey Racing 1 Series feels absolutely fine despite going through a massive rebuild but admitted he is currently struggling with an electrical misfire which reared its head during yesterday's shakedown.

The 46-year old though still believes a podium at some stage tomorrow should be on the cards should he qualify his BMW within the top ten today.

"The chassis feels absolutely fine and everything is working normally. The only issue we have is an electrical misfire. So at the moment I can't get full throttle on the car at the moment," Collard continued.

"We had this last night in shakedown and we thought we cured it this morning before first practice but we hadn't so the guys are working flat out to try and find what the cause is.

"I think with the car we should qualify within the top ten. The car feels really good here and I like Brands Hatch as a circuit. If we can do that then I'm pretty sure we can maybe get a podium come race two or three."


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