O'Neill aiming for upturn in form
Date published : 03 Aug 2011 - 16:52:44
Paul O'Neill is aiming for an upturn in performance for the second half of the British Touring Car Championship season after recent developments to his Tech-Speed Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze.
Tech-Speed duo O'Neill and John George switched from Honda Integras to the Chevys for this season, but have generally been outpaced since O'Neill took a podium at the Brands Hatch opener.
O'Neill now believes tweaks to the car and another 0.05 bar boost reduction for the rival turbo runners will allow him to improve on his 10th place in the standings.
"Snetterton marks a fresh start for us," he said. "Our season really starts now and it isn't about points and the championship standings; it's all about going out on track and doing the best we can to challenge for podium finishes and a race win.
"I'm sure that we get ourselves onto the podium again this season and if circumstances go our way, then we can certainly win a race. We should be right in the battle towards the front and I'm really up for the fight."