Neal’s team-mate and reigning BTCC Champion, Gordon Shedden, is a little more relaxed ahead of the event, but admits it will offer a chance to see the true raw pace of some of his rivals.
“It’s going to be a good bit of fun, especially with no ballast to see where we all stand,” admits Shedden. “It’ll obviously be brilliant to beat our rivals, but it’s just going to be a good laugh, a good bit of fun.”
Five of the nine competitors in the Shoot-Out will be making their debuts at FoS, and each one is desperate to make a good impression in front of the Goodwood crowd.
“I’ve never been before but that’s no excuse,” reveals WIX Racing Mercedes driver Adam Morgan. “A few of the others have driven up the hill before so it’d be nice to beat those who already have experience. We’re going for a laugh but we definitely want to win.”
“I’ve always wanted the opportunity to have a go at Goodwood and I’m going to make sure I make the most of it,” says leading BTCC rookie Ash Sutton. “It’s going to be an interesting one; Josh and I get on really well but the team-mate competition is always there, you always want to beat them first.”