Wood looking for top half finish

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HEREFORD racer Lea Wood is looking to build on steady progress after a bruising weekend at the latest round of the MSA Dunlop British Touring Championship at Snetterton.

The 29-year-old went into the barriers in qualifying but still started the opening race of the say's action 18th on the grid.

He finished 21st in the first race and went on to finish 19th in both of the succeeding races.

But he seemed on track for a much better finish in the day's final outing when he was in a promising 16th position and on track for championship points on a hot day in Norfolk.

“I had a great start in the last race and managed to get through the field well," he said. "Bbut then Dave Newsham caught me in the back end as I took a pass down the inside and it turned me around on the grass.

“It’s one of things but we got going again and got back to 19th. We managed to pass four or five cars to get back into it so the car definitely had the pace in it, which is pleasing.”

Wood now has his eyes fixed on the next round of BTCC in Knockhill on August 23 and 24, when he will be hoping to force his way into the top half of the field.

“We are making subtle changes to the car all of the time,” said Wood, who competes in his Toyota Avensis. “We’ll look at the data again and aim to push on at Knockhill.”

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