One of the most popular men on the grid has spoken to HiQ ahead of the next round of racing at Rockingham as he assesses his chances of more podium glory with Sunshine.co.uk with Tech-Speed Motorsport.
Paul: Most definitely. We want to build on our results from Thruxton and another podium finish is something that we'll be looking for. That would keep us in the top five of the HiQ Teams Championship which would be great. The reversed grid could help us push for a win too. You never know.
HiQ: Rockingham must be a track you know well, having lived locally in Kettering for some time.
Paul: Believe it or not, I have not raced there a lot, but I have the lap record from my days in the British GP in a Dodge Viper. Last season, we went to Rockingham thinking it would be a disaster, but we tweaked a couple of things and we qualified in 5th - our best qualifying result of the season.
HiQ: The circuit will pose some different challenges to other venues in the series. What skills are most important over the weekend?
Paul: Being technical and brave are two words I'd use. There are some fast oval turns that pose their own challenges, but you've also got to be patient as well. The circuit demands a lot of respect all round. From a spectator point of view, Rockingham is a fantastic place. You can virtually see every single corner of racing, which you just can't do anywhere else. It is a modern place and as the years go by, you'll see so much history being created there.
HiQ: And finally, how will you cope with your emotions if you do claim another podium place on Sunday?
Paul: I got interviewed in my car for ITV on the cool down lap at Thruxton (after finishing third), so I calmed down a bit for that! Snetterton in 2009 was just so emotional as we weren't expected to get anything there, and everything felt so magical on the day. I'm sure I'll be fine, and just hope I'll be in a position to celebrate!
The second round of Dunlop British Touring Car Championship action will commence on Sunday April 25 and can be viewed live on ITV4 from 11.30am to 6pm. For ticket information, call Rockingham on 01536 500 500.