02 June, 2014
After a welcome five-week break in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, United Autosports heads for the latest races at the undulating Oulton Park in Cheshire with renewed confidence.
The Anglo-American team utilised the break after a hectic five-week, nine-race opening to its maiden BTCC campaign to consolidate and test its brace of Toyota Avensis cars.
The track was first developed over 60 years ago – built into the natural contours of the picturesque landscape. The three races take place on the 2.69-mile International Circuit.
#20 Drivecool – Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GB). Age: 25. Born: Southport, England. Lives: Liverpool, England.
“I’m feeling more positive heading to Oulton. The engineers on both cars have done a lot of development work since the last round at Thruxton so I’m feeling positive going into the Oulton Park weekend. I have some good memories of Oulton. It’s where I started racing and won my first championship there in 2007 so it’s a special place for me and I’m looking forward to the weekend.”
#21 – Toyota Avensis
Glynn Geddie (GB). Age: 23. Born & Lives: Aberdeen, Scotland.
“I’m really happy with the testing we have done in the five-week break. We have definitely made progress and I think we have now found the right starting set-up. We won’t know for certain until we get to Oulton in terms of how much pace we have but I’m confident we will be further up the grid. Oulton is a great track and it should be a good weekend with the new set up we have.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“We head to Oulton Park for the next rounds of the BTCC after a productive five-week break. The amount of testing we can do, and where we can do it, is limited by the championship regulations so we chose to go to Rockingham and Anglesey and have worked on trying to iron out some of the issues that affected our competitiveness in the opening rounds. We are hopeful of working our way up the grid and really need to focus on getting good qualifying positions that will automatically then help us in the races. James and Glynn are good at working their way through the field so we are looking forward to seeing what these next three races bring.”