Rob Smith is hoping to make it into the British Touring Car Championship sooner rather than later.
The MINI Challenge racer impressed in a test with Power Maxed Racing last Wednesday, and quickly got up to speed with the Chevrolet Cruze.
“It was all I expected and more, it’s been a long held ambition of mine to drive a BTCC car,” said Smith.
“I was ready inside five laps, able to acclimatise to the car quickly and feel at home. It was a fanstastic first test.
“The lap times were good, I was very happy with the progress we made and the day went pretty much faultlessly. The team did a great job and made the transition even easier, everyone was so helpful. I really liked driving the Chevrolet and I definitely want to be on the BTCC grid sooner rather than later.”
It was an impressive run from the twenty four year old, and PMR team manager Martin Broadhurst was left pleased with his performance.
“Rob performed in a very professional manner, settled into the car straight away and it quickly seemed a natural environment for him,” he said. “He followed all the right procedures, behaved like a true professional should and made good gains throughout the test even though we were a bit unfortunate with the weather.”
Now the race is on for Smith to find the sponsorship needed to get him onto the grid, a hurdle of many drivers hoping to get onto the BTCC grid.
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