Oliphant hoping his luck will change for the better at Snetterton

June 10, 2021

by Stuart Richards

Heading to Snetterton ninth in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, Tom Oliphant will carry 15kg of ballast into the weekend. Despite this, he is confident of a strong showing with his Team BMW 330i M Sport.

Oliphant's race weekend at the circuit last season didn't get off to the best of starts. After being spun at the start of the first race, he had to work his way back up to the action when he eventually got his car back on track.

With one of the best NGTC cars at his disposal, the one time BTCC race winner highlighted his skill behind the wheel where he managed to work his way back into the points, an honour he held for races two and three as well.

Whilst it was an exciting race weekend for him last year. Oliphant will hope for an easier time of things in 2021.

The 31-year-old should know the difficulties of having to overtake around the Norfolk circuit so is making provisions about his focus towards qualifying. Saying:

"Snetterton should be a good circuit for the BMW, as we saw last year. It’s hard to pass so qualifying’s going to be important and I’m keen to see where we end up after the Top-10 Shoot-out."

A reasonable showing last time out at Thruxton means that Tom is now excited for the challenge ahead this weekend. Though he does hope that he has a bit better luck. Tom continued: "I’m definitely fired-up and ready to go for Snetterton. We had so many positives to take away from Thruxton - the pace was strong even if I couldn’t buy any luck!

I think I stand a very good chance of having a strong weekend, and to have fans back is even better."

Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography/BMW UK


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