MORE trophies are the target for Rory Butcher this weekend as the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) races into its penultimate weekend.

The 34-year-old and his Toyota Gazoo Racing UK team head for Donnington Park this Saturday and Sunday on the back of a double victory last time out at Silverstone, having also topped both free practice sessions and qualifying.

Butcher, whose dad, Derek, is the owner and CEO of Knockhill Racing Circuit, rose to seventh from 10th in the drivers' standings.

Donnington Park is the 'home' track of Toyota Gazoo Racing UK team – its Corolla car is manufactured in nearby Burnaston – and Butcher, who has just returned from racing a Jaguar E-Type to a top 10 finish in-class in the Spa Six Hours in Belgium, can take confidence from recent results at the venue.

In 2020, he tallied a brace of podiums, while the previous year saw him post the fastest race lap of the weekend.

"It will obviously be difficult to replicate what we did at Silverstone but I’m confident we will be able to fight at the sharp end again and if we can get ourselves into the top five in qualifying, that will put us in a great position for race day," Butcher said.

"We’ve made so many changes to the Corolla over the course of the season based upon what I need from it, and at Croft everything finally came together. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to show it there due to the engine failure in qualifying but we certainly made amends at Silverstone. That felt like a weekend that had been coming for a long time.

"I’m approaching Donington the same way – just focusing on getting the very most out of myself and the car – and hopefully we can start off in FP1 with a set-up that allows me to really push, and after that just make small tweaks throughout the weekend.

"I’ve done quite well there in previous years and I think the Corolla’s strengths should be well-suited to the nature of the circuit. Points and trophies are very much the target and I think we stand a good chance. The guys and girls at TMUK (Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK) are putting in so much hard work back at the factory, and we will do our utmost to make them proud this weekend."