Touring Cars: Tordoff eyeing Scottish success

Sam Tordoff.
Sam Tordoff.
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Leeds’ Sam Tordoff is setting his sights on three good finishes as the British Touring Car Championship makes its annual trip to Scotland this weekend.

The drivers will descend on Knockhill Racing Circuit, just north of Edinburgh, for a weekend of racing at the classic track. Tordoff’s only win so far this season came in the second race at Donington Park, after finishing runner-up to his team-mate, touring car legend Jason Plato, in the first and he admits it will be tough to win his second at Knockhill in his MG KX Clubcard Fuelsave car.

“To be honest the track doesn’t really suit the car,” said Tordoff. “The car’s quite long and the track is quite tight, we struggled there last year so top 10 is the aim.” Tordoff is currently eighth in the drivers’ standings in his second full season in the BTCC and is hoping to match the sixth place he achieved last year, when he won the Rookie of the Year award. Tordoff added: “We’ve had a string of bad results, but after Knockhill we should be up at the front. We just need to get some points on the board.”

To see Tordoff, inset above, in action, every race will be live on ITV4 tomorrow, from 10.45am.

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