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News 2013: Airwaves Racing hunting fresh success at Knockhill

August 21st

Airwaves Racing hunting fresh success at Knockhill

Airwaves Racing is set to take the high road across the border this week as round 7 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) reaches its most Northerly point at Scotland's picturesque Knockhill circuit this coming weekend (24/25 August).

Off the back of its most successful weekend of the season at Snetterton earlier in the month, the Airwaves Racing squad heads to Knockhill quietly confident of another fruitful performance.

#7 Airwaves Racing Ford Focus ST NGTC took P2 at Snetterton

With Snetterton marking the first anniversary of the maiden run of the Motorbase built next generation touring car; the weekend proved to be the turning point in the Airwaves Racing squad's season and the hard work and determination shown during the opening rounds justly rewarded with five trophies and three podiums; including the highly coveted HiQ Teams Trophy – having collected more points than any other team during Sunday's three races.

The opening race of the weekend proved to lay the perfection foundations for the Airwaves squad; with Jackson and Smith finding the pace in the Ford Focus ST NGTC's that had proved elusive so far this season. Both Airwaves Racing drivers went on to put in a near faultless performance during each of the weekends three races, managing to secure six top eight finishes; comprising of a P3 for Aron Smith in race 2 before a stunning double podium in the final race of the day with Mat Jackson and Aron Smith finishing in P2 and P3 respectively.

Liam Griffin looking to get back into Jack Sears Trophy title contentionAirwaves Racing now arrives at the fantastic Knockhill looking to capitalise on its Snetterton success as the Motorbase-run outfit goes all out for another solid performance to further close the gap on the Championship leaders.

Addison Lee Motorbase team-mate Liam Griffin is eager to bounce back from a torrid Snetterton weekend after mechanical issues and a coming together with his S2000 competitors resulted in three DNF's. The Addison Lee boss will recommence his challenge on the Jack Sears Trophy at Knockhill looking to add to his tally of four class wins so far this season.

Round 7 of the 2013 season takes place at Knockhill circuit on August 24/25.  Live coverage of Sunday's events will be shown on ITV4, and also in HD from 11.15am – 6pm; with featuring live streaming online of Saturday's qualifying session between 3.05 and 3.35pm.

Motorbase Performance Team Principal David Bartrum said:
"It's that time of year again when we go to top of the country and I can't wait to get to Knockhill.

Aron Smith confident returning to 'favourite track' Knockhill"Having had such a good weekend at Snetterton, I'm looking forward to seeing the Airwaves Racing cars in action again. I just want to continue where we left off and to get that elusive first outright win of the season."

Airwaves Racing driver Mat Jackson said:
"Snetterton was a big turning point for us, we're in really good shape now and I'm looking forward to the long drive North to Knockhill. Hopefully, we can capitalise on the successes at Snetterton and deliver more silverware for the team.

"I'm expecting to see the usual antagonists at the front of the pack - all being well we can get in there to mix it up and get ourselves back in the battle for podiums for the remainder of the season."

Mat Jackson looking to capitalise on Snetterton successAirwaves Racing driver Aron Smith said:
"I think we have the right to feel confident coming off our most successful weekend to date. Knockhill has quickly become my favourite track on the calendar and being honest, it's where my season really took off last year.

"It's a great feeling to be going into a race weekend knowing that we now have a car to be challenging at the front so hopefully we can continue on from where we left off at Snetterton and get some more silverware for Airwaves Racing."

Addison Lee Motorbase driver Liam Griffin said:
"I'm looking forward to going back to Knockhill this weekend as I didn't make it there last year. I'm hoping that we've gotten all of the bad luck out of the way after the dreadful weekend last time out at Snetterton.

"With any luck we'll be back on the podium and giving Lea Wood a run for his money for the Jack Sears Trophy title!"

Event Information:
Knockhill Circuit length: 1.30 miles
Laps: 24
Race distance: 31.20 miles
Knockhill Racing Circuit Limited, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 9TF
Tel: 01383 723337