Frank fired up for challenge

Frank Wrathall in action
Frank Wrathall in action

FRANK Wrathall and the Dynojet Racing team are raring to go as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship blasts back into action this weekend ( August 6/7) at Snetterton.

There’s been little rest for the Garstang-based squad during the long break since the last rounds of the series; the team has been hard at work in conjunction with the creator of the BTCC Toyota Avensis, GPR Motorsport, preparing, making and testing revisions to the car aimed at further enhancing its promising performances.

Wrathall hopes the developments will provide a big boost at Snetterton and enable him to better the 12th-place race finish last time out, at Croft in June.

“I think the changes we have made will result in some big improvements,” said the 24-year-old. “We have been developing the geometry of the Avensis, putting a lot of effort into trying to find the sweet spots. Hopefully that will pay off and be visible to everyone at the next round.

“We’ve developed a new exhaust system, which we hope will not only improve performance but also ease of working on the car, while retaining the great sound of the Avensis.

“The new Toyota engine was really strong at Croft, a match for anything out there, so I am hopeful for a good set of results at Snetterton. Hopefully I can do the Avensis justice.”

Another variable in the Snetterton mix is the complete revision of the Norfolk circuit since last year. Frank has no race experience of the new layout; he will sample it for the first time at a track day mid-week. But he believes it will suit him: “I have always enjoyed Snetterton – I won there last year in my Ginetta sports car – and I am looking forward to the new layout.”

n The Dynojet Racing team enjoys the backing of Angel Springs, FUCHS Lubricants, Ginetta, K&N Filters, Arai Helmets, Graphix and Doodson Broking Group.