Team Aon star Tom Onslow-Cole is looking to pick up points quietly in his Ford Focus at Silverstone this weekend, but admits it might be tough - what with his car generating so much noise amongst his rivals!

The popular young racer - who has just won his second HiQ Champagne Moment - remains as level headed as ever as he looks forward to the latest round of the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship and has shrugged off continuing criticism of his car.

The LPG fuelled Ford Focus has caused a stir in the paddock, with current championship leader Jason Plato calling for the car to be equalised after the recent round of racing at Snetterton, but Onslow-Cole sees things differently.

He said: "He is coming across as being a bit miserable isn't he?! We are getting on with what we are doing and while our car has a great advantage in a straight line it does have its disadvantages as well.

"We will struggle at somewhere like Knockhill so it is swings and roundabouts, and people don't always pick up on this.
"The BTCC is a multi-brand championship so there should be strong points for some, and strong for others."

Onslow-Cole is also taking a leaf out of Gordon Shedden's book by remaining as pragmatic and calm as possible as the second half of the season kicks in.

"The championship is still quite wide open, although Jason has got a bit of a lead. We are trying to pick up as many points as possible as there is still a lot or racing to go. In my heart of heart I have got to believe that I can win the drivers' crown, but it is not something that I want to focus on at the moment.

"I have just got to take each weekend as it comes."

Tom also said that winning a second HiQ Champagne Moment of the season meant a lot, not least after missing virtually all of the 2009 season.

"To get two is fantastic. It must mean I'm doing something right! I always really appreciate the crowd's thoughts so these awards mean so much."