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Motorsport: Thompson excited by BTCC Silverstone test

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 September 2018

Bobby Thompson takes on fluids (pic Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Bobby Thompson takes on fluids (pic Jakob Ebrey Photography)

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Bobby Thompson believes this weekend’s round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship gives him his best chance of a podium.

Bobby Thompson in racing action (pic Jakob Ebrey Photography)Bobby Thompson in racing action (pic Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Hornchurch’s Thompson, 22, had a torrid time in the last round at Knockhill, but feels Silverstone’s 1.64-mile circuit suits him perfectly.

“Silverstone is where I got my first-ever podium in a car,”said Thompson of his Ford Fiesta success in 2013 aged just 16.

“I’m not going to dwell on what happened at Knockhill but every weekend, good and bad, is a massive learning experience for me.

“I went full of confidence and I’m not going to let one bad weekend affect how I approach these last two weekends.”

Thompson earned points at Snetterton and Rockingham and hopes to impress on Saturday, before Sunday’s three races, adding: “If we can click early, have a trouble-free practice and good lap in qualifying, I know I will be in the mix on Sunday.”

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