MATT FLOWERS is looking for some home comforts as he aims for a podium finish at Brands Hatch this weekend.
The Banstead racer has been making steady progress in his debut season in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, securing a top six finish in his last meeting at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
But now, the 25-year-old is looking to finish the season strongly with two meetings to go, the first of which is at one of his favourite tracks this weekend.
"I am really looking forward to it," he said. "It is a really good track and I won there last year and had a few podiums before, so I am confident around the track.
"It is my home track as well, so hopefully I will have a bit of home support and I can build on my performances from Spa, which were a step in the right direction."
Flowers currently sits ninth in the championship standings and has no chance of winning the title, but he is still intent on finishing the campaign well, adding that it was important to build momentum looking ahead to next season. He said: "I want to at least try and repeat my performance in Spa and if I can try and get a podium, that would be brilliant.
"My aim is to get a podium finish before the end of the season and the clock is ticking.
"It will be difficult, but I see no reason why I can't challenge and it would give me a lot more confidence moving forward."
And Flowers says he feels confident in the car and his own ability, adding that he has learnt a lot in his debut season in the GT5 Challenge, which should stand him in good stead next year.
"I think it is just about getting that extra little bit of speed in and out of the corners and I know the car is capable and I can do it. It is just about going out and doing it.
"I feel pretty comfortable in the car but I just need to maximise the results I can get between now and the end of the season, so that I can carry some momentum into next year."