MG ready to up the pressure

22/08/2012

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MG ready to up the pressure

The MG KX Momentum Racing team will hope to increase the pressure on Honda in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title race when the series heads to Knockhill this weekend.

Three podium finishes at Snetterton - including a third win of the year - allowed Jason Plato to close to within ten points of the lead last time out, and he now heads to a circuit where he has won more than anyone else eager to try and bring the gap down still further.

"Off the back of a strong weekend at Snetterton, we must go to Knockhill full of confidence," he said. "We are starting to build up the momentum needed to mount a championship challenge.

"The tight and twisty Scottish circuit has given me many strong memories over the years, some good, some not so. It's a circuit I really enjoy and one that I think will really suit our MG 6GT. We are certainly going north of the border looking to add to the win tally."

Team boss Ian Harrison said the performance of the MG squad so far this season was an indication of the hard work put in by the Triple Eight team responsible for the programme.

"Snetterton was a strong weekend for us and a good points haul has really given Jason a chance to put some pressure on the Hondas in front," he said. "We need to continue to push hard and hope that they can take points off of each other. There is still a long way to go, but we're in contention, which in our first season is a huge testament to work done back at Triple Eight."