Jason Plato is optimistic of turning his British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season around this weekend in Knockhill after showing encouraging signs of progress last time out.
The two-time series champion – who lives near Oxford – has had a dismal season so far after struggling with the balance of his Subaru Levorg.
However his pace has improved at the last two events, picking up his first podium of 2017 at Croft in June.
He then came fifth in race one at Snetterton two weeks ago, before a collision in race two effectively ruined the rest of his afternoon.
But following Snetterton, Plato said that changes to the car had had a positive effect, and was hopeful it could lead to better results this coming weekend.
He said: “We are making progress in getting to the bottom of my ill-handling car.
“There were positive signs in the chassis after some major changes and a great result in race two was on the cards until I was shovelled off track.
“Changes we made to the car in race three gave me the best balance I have had this year so all to play for at Knockhill.”