AmD Tuning’s Mike Bushell hopes to compete for Jack Sears Trophy silverware this weekend as the British Touring Car Championship circus heads to Rockingham.
A third points finish of the season was Bushell’s reward for a determined drive in the opening race at Knockhill a fortnight ago, although JST honours – for the best-performing rookie at each meeting – went to rival Josh Cook.
Nevertheless, with the previous two meetings since the summer break have brought more stability, including a maiden top ten finish at Snetterton, Bushell was confident of continuing his competitiveness at Rockingham.
“Last season I had a fantastic weekend at Rockingham and it would be good if I can have a strong one again this time around,” he said. “Hopefully we can once again show the speed we displayed at the start of the weekend at both Snetterton and Knockhill and make sure we carry it through to race day to challenge for some strong points.
“While the fuel pump issue we had last time was frustrating as we missed out some good points, the way we fought through the field from the back in race three alongside people like Colin Turkington and Tom Ingram was really encouraging.
“Rockingham is a circuit where anything can happen, especially on the long run down to the hairpin on the opening lap. We’ll look to stay out of any trouble and push hard to try and pick up points in every race and fight for the Jack Sears Trophy again.
“Without the problems at Knockhill, we could have won it there, but hopefully this weekend we can add to the trophies we’ve won already this season and come away with some silverware.”