Tressler relishes Lydden challenge as Pickups return to Kent venue - 10/07/13
Relssert Racing’s Neil Tressler is obstinately targeting top ten finishes as the 2013 Pickup Truck Racing Championship returns to UK shores and the charming Lydden Hill International Racing Circuit (13-14 July).
After a character-building start to his 2013 campaign, Tressler fought with a certain joie de vivre during the championship’s jaunt to France’s historic Magny Cours circuit a fortnight ago.
The Warwickshire-based racer has demonstrated genuine front-running pace since switching to uprated 2.3-litre Vauxhall power, although his progress has been stymied by misfortune.
Tressler has battled tirelessly to overcome niggling teething problems and optimise his Isuzu truck’s setup over the course of the season.
And all the fettling has paid dividends, as Tressler is in good shape as he heads South East to the charming Lydden Hill circuit near Canterbury, Kent fir Rounds 12, 13 and 14 of the season.
At exactly one mile in length, Lydden Hill is the UK’s shortest race circuit, but its undulations make it a formidable adversary. And while this will be the Pickup Truck Racing Championship’s first outing at the Kent venue in over a decade, Tressler is confident he can get in among the established frontrunners by the conclusion of the weekend.
“I think we’ve made real headway with our setup in recent rounds and should get even closer to optimising our Isuzu truck at Lydden Hill this weekend,” said Tressler. “The aim will be to challenge for top ten finishes in both races and I have no doubt that we’ll be capable of that with a fair wind behind us and some good fortune.
“I’ll have to learn the circuit first of all and just steadily pick up the pace as the weekend progresses. But by avoiding silly mistakes and staying out of trouble, the results will come.”