CHRISTIAN Dick has promised his team will do everything they can to claim a maiden British Touring Car Championship title at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Speedworks, whose base is in Antrobus, head to the Kent circuit with more points than their rivals in both the independent driver and teams’ standings.

“We’ll go there with a firm focus on confirming the step forward we’ve taken this year,” said the team principal.

“We’re just a small, one-car operation and yet we’ve gone out round after round and battled against big-budget manufacturer entries that have two, three or even four cars on the grid.

“I could not be prouder of what we’ve achieved.”

Tom Ingram, who pilots their Toyota Avensis, is 31 points clear of closest-rival Jack Goff (Eurotech Racing Honda Civic) in the Independents’ Trophy.

There are only 60 more up for grabs over three sprint races on Sunday.

Meanwhile Eurotech, who have two machines in the field, are 10 points behind in the teams’ table ahead of the 2017 campaign’s finale.

Ingram, mathematically at least, could still win the overall title.

He said: “Realistically, that isn’t going to happen I don’t think.

“However it’s satisfying for us to accomplish our pre-season objective of still being in with a shout and so we can hold our heads high.

“Pinching third spot in the drivers’ standings would be an incredible achievement, but we’re well aware that to do so we’ll need to make sure we’re absolutely on top of our game.”

Ingram travels south buoyed too by collecting his biggest points-haul to date at Silverstone last time out, when he followed a victory in race one with second spot in the sprint that followed.

He was then fourth in the day’s final run.