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Josh Caygill aiming for progress at season finale after Silverstone début

Yorkshire racer Josh Caygill is keen to make progress in the British Touring Car Championship’s seasond-ending finale at Brands Hatch this weekend, after making his début at Silverstone last time out.

The BTCC rookie’s best finish at the Northamptonshire circuit was 23rd in race one, before overheating issues hampered his chances in the following contests.

Caygill is looking to cap off his end-of-season foray in the BTCC positively, returning to the full Brands Hatch GP circuit where he claimed a Silver Cup race victory in the Blancpain Sprint Cup earlier this season, alongside teammate and former BTCC race winner Aron Taylor-Smith.

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The 29-year-old said he was pleased with his showing at Silverstone given that he was carrying the obligatory 45kg of success ballast for a new entrant in the championship.

“I was really quite happy, to be fair, with the way the Silverstone weekend went for us and I don’t think we disgraced ourselves at all,” said Caygill.

“We always knew coming into the BTCC at this stage of the season, as part of a mega-competitive grid, was never going to be a walk in the park but everyone at the team seemed genuinely pleased with how everything went.

“Bearing in mind we had 45kg of ballast in the car from the start, being new to the championship, I was fairly satisfied with the progress made through the various sessions.

“The car was good and it was great working with the team, all the lads did a fantastic job and I really think we’ve got a solid foundation to build on at Brands this weekend.”

As the season-ending Brands Hatch round marks Shaun Hollamby’s AmD squad’s ‘home’ round, Caygill is hoping to “keep moving forward” throughout the weekend.

“It’s great to be ending my first two weekends in the BTCC with a visit to the team’s local track and hopefully we can put on a good show for the fans,” he said.

“As at Silverstone, none of us are going to get carried away but if we can improve and keep moving forward I’ll be happy.”

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