Frank Wrathall will be the only Toyota representative at Croft this weekend after Speedworks Motorsport took the decision to focus on development work on the car. Dynojet’s Wrathall is hopeful that he can continue to make progress having taken a career-best finish of 13th last time out at Oulton Park, where the NGTC cars showed improved pace.
Wrathall has been putting significant testing mileage on the Toyota Avensis recently and is hoping that his good form at Croft in the past will help him this weekend.
“We covered around 200 miles in the car one day last week and there were no significant issues at all,” said Wrathall, 24. “It was a good day – our best yet – and though we are still not 100 per cent performance-wise, it gives me hope that we are in good shape for Croft. No predictions; I am just hoping to have a good run and three solid races.
“It would be nice to end the first half of the season on a high note, ahead of the long summer break, and I have always gone well at Croft – it has a good mix of corners and I like the layout.”
During the long mid-season break that has become a regular feature of the BTCC calendar Wrathall and the Dynojet team will continue to showcase their BTCC car. The team will be present at the Goodwood Festival of Speed between the 30th June and 3rd of July and the car will displayed amongst several other Toyota racers. Speaking about the event, Wrathall added: “It’s another great opportunity for me to showcase Dynojet Racing and the BTCC, and I can’t wait to get the Avensis on to that famous hill climb course to see how it goes.”