Tony Gilham is going to drive a NGTC Vauxhall Insignia for Thorney Motorsport in the British Touring Car Championship races at Snetterton this weekend.
“John Thorne (Team Manager) has a big sponsor lined up for the future and it’d be nice to try and help him move the car closer to the front-running pace, plus it keeps my face on the grid which is good for my sponsors,” said Gilham to btcc.net.
American Robb Holland is going to take over the Honda Civic that Gilham has driven so far in the BTCC this year for Team HARD.
“It’s obviously going to be a very busy weekend for me, driving the Insignia and overseeing Robb’s debut in our Civic but I’ve drafted in extra staff to ensure it all runs smoothly. It’s important Robb is properly looked after on his first outing with us – I am sure he is going to be competitive,” said Gilham.
Gilham has never before tested the Insigna ahead of the races this weekend and will have a steep learning curve.
“I won’t see the Insignia until the first practice session on Saturday morning but the aim will be to steadily work away at the set-up and keep chipping away at the lap times,” said Gilham.