Sam Tordoff heads for Donington Park this weekend hoping to have learned from his disappointing perform-ances in the opening three rounds of the British Touring Cars Championship at Brands Hatch.

The Rawdon driver was 10th, 10th and 12th at the Kent circuit for the MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save team.

After the heights he achieved last year in his rookie season, his results at the Kent circuit were dis-appointing.

Now he will be aiming to make up ground on the early championship leaders Matt Neal and Gordon Sheddon.

Their Honda Yousa team currently lead both the manufacturers’ and teams’ standings following a superb debut for the new Civic Tourer race car in the Brands Hatch curtain-raiser.

The popular Leicestershire circuit has been a happy hunting-ground for Honda in recent seasons – with at least one race triumph there every year since 2009.