HILLERY & CANSDALE: GREAT TO HAVE HOME SUPPORT

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Teammates Hillery (#4) and Cansdale (#6) had plenty of supporters to cheer them on at Snetterton - Photo: Jon Elsey

HW Racing's James Hillery and Scott Cansdale both set Snetterton as their home race, being fairly local to the Norfolk circuit. Before racing began last time out, Olivia Humphrey briefly spoke to both drivers together about how they felt ahead of Sunday's races.

It’s the home race for you at Snetterton, what are your expectations?

Hillery: We had a few problems over the last few rounds and we think we have finally sorted them. We seemed to be on the pace on Friday practise and this morning (Saturday). It’s my home circuit so I have got a lot of family and friends and a few of my sponsors, so it is great to have their support and I hope I can impress them.
Cansdale: We're hoping to do well and carry it through from Rockingham as we had a win and second but a ten second penalty which put me into fourth. We have been quick on the Friday and sort of quick today (Saturday). In first practice, we were fourth quickest with old tyres on and we are just going to go from here and see what we can do.

Because it is a home race for you do you feel that there is a pressure?

Hillery: Not really for me as I get a lot of spectators normally.
Cansdale: Obviously I want to do well and perform well in front of everyone and show them what I can do. 

Cansdale would secure a 5th and 7th in both races, while Hillery had to overcome a technical issue in qualifying that saw him start from the back of the grid for Race 1. Nonetheless, Hillery still raced through to score 8th and 6th place finishes respectively, helping him maintain 4th in the points standings just 4 points behind James Waite.

The next rounds at Silverstone National in a couple of weeks time could be another chance for both drivers to make the podium, after they shared the rostrum for the first time at Rockingham. Cansdale also scored his first podium at Silverstone in May, so can he go one better and pick up win #2 of the season this time? Or could that second victory go Hillery's way instead as he bids to remain in the hunt for the championship with 3 meetings still to go?

Olivia Humphrey/ Scott Woodwiss

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