Team Aon have reacted to the decision by BTCC series organisers TOCA to change the turbo restrictor size on their LPG powered engine by stating that they will now concentrate on improvements to the Focus in other areas. Team boss Mike Earle remained upbeat following TOCA's decision earlier this week stating: "Obviously we do not welcome the reduction in restrictor size, but it is quite within the regulations for TOCA to do this, so we have to take it on the chin and deal with it”... [read more]

Earle went on to say: “Whilst any change to our engines' specification and the resulting reduction in power will surely hurt us, I also feel that the engine is only one part of our overall package and we have worked incredibly hard to make all aspects of the package as strong as possible and will continue to do so."

Earle feels that one particular area for further improvement is on the Ford's chassis, “I said after Brands that I felt we were at about 75 per cent of the cars' potential, and most of our expected gains will come from work on the chassis. A car is presently undergoing some suspension development at Ford's testing facility at Lommel in Belgium and this is part of our ongoing plans."

The Littlehampton based team are very hopefull that they will remain a competitive force at the next round at Oulton Park which takes place on June 5th-6th.

Photo/Editorial: Neil Tozer

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