GoMobileUK.com with Tech-Speed Motorsport head into the season finale at Silverstone looking to round off their 2011 campaign by securing more top ten finishes on the 1.64 Mile Silverstone National Circuit.
The team head to the Northamptonshire circuit on the back of a series of strong results during the recent race weekends – including a best ever qualifying result at Rockingham for the team thanks to Paul O’Neill, who converted his front row start into a race one podium finish.
Widnes racer O’Neill secured a brace of top six finishes during the penultimate race weekend of the season at Brands Hatch last time out while he spent the early part of the third race in contention for a fourth podium finish of the season, before a mechanical issue forced him into retirement.
Silverstone, with its long straights is expected to play into the hands of the turbocharged entries but O’Neill heads to the ‘Home of British Motorsport’ looking to secure three more top ten finishes in his GoMobileUK.com with Tech-Speed Motorsport run Chevrolet Cruze.
“I’m looking forward to the weekend and my aim is to get three decent finishes to end the year on a high,” he said. “We know it will be tough at Silverstone but you never know what will happen, especially when it’s the final rounds of the season. We might well lose out to the turbo cars on the straights but our car has its strengths through the corners; we just maybe can’t use that strength as much at Silverstone as we could do elsewhere.
“I’ll be driving flat out to the finish to try and bring home some good results for the team and hopefully we’ll be rewarded.”
Team-mate John George secured three solid finishes at Brands Hatch two weeks ago and heads to Silverstone looking to finish his season on a high note.
George has yet to open his points scoring account in 2011 but after his three finishes last time out, he arrives in Northamptonshire with his confidence boosted and is looking to round off his season with another three solid finishes.
“I really enjoy the National Circuit and last year I was going really well until I got taken off when I was on to score some good points,” he said. “This year, I think we might lose out compared to the turbos on the straights so I’m not really sure what to expect and it’s difficult to make predictions. Hopefully I’ll be able to race with the pack and my aim is to get as close to Paul on the times as I possibly can and then go from there.
“The fact the grid is so big this weekend is going to make it tough to break into the top ten and score some points but that won’t stop me trying. I’ll be pushing throughout and I’ll see what I get at the end of it.”