Team Petronas Syntium Proton will be aiming for an uplift in results to bring the 2004 BTCC championship to a close at Donington next weekend (25/26 September). With strong performances throughout the season including setting fastest race laps and rookie Fariqe Hairuman amassing considerable race mileage and experience, the Petronas-backed team is going all-out for a podium finish that’s so far eluded them this year.
Fariqe Hairuman said: “Donington is a great circuit to end my first season in the BTCC. I’ve run at the track before which with my growing confidence and race craft will for sure help me find more car speed. Last time out I turned in some of the best sector times of my season. At Donington I want to string together strong races from beginning to end.”
Shaun Watson Smith said: “I think Donington will suit our cars better than Snetterton. It's an awesome track and I'm really looking forward to driving there - I'm really focused on getting the maximum out of the car. It's our last chance this year to get a result so I'll put everything into it!”
Mike Carroll, Technical Director, said: “Donington should suit us better than Snetterton and there may be opportunities for Team PSP to capitalize so long as we don't become victims of any demolition derby in the final 2004 championship meeting.”
David Wong, Team Principal said: “We have unfinished business in BTCC with the podium still eluding us this season. We’re going to go all out to find that little extra on-track performance and reliability at Donington.”