LATEST AUDIO: SAM OSBORNE
The official BTCC website caught up with the second half of AmD’s driver lineup, Sam Osborne, to discuss the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and how he’s looking forward to adapting to a new car, new squad and new teammate.
“It’s going to be awesome: working with Jake [Hill], working with AmD, it should be really good,” said the 27-year-old. “AmD have got the experience, Jake’s a really quick peddler and I’ve known him since we were little lads, so we go way back.
“I hope we can both bring something to the table and both progress. My goal is to keep up with and challenge Jake; the guy in the same car as you is your benchmark and you push from there. If I can get quite close to him, I’ll be doing quite well I think.”
When asked about how he was planning on getting to grips with AmD’s Honda Civic Type R, Osborne discussed a range of areas where this year will differ from 2019, but explained he’s looking forward to adding to his experience and progressing.
“It’s a massive step, jumping from [the MG] into the Honda is going to be an eye-opener, I’ve not driven it yet. Following in the footsteps of [Mike] Bushell, Sam [Tordoff] and Rory [Butcher], that’s a big ask in its own, but they’ve proved the car can do it.”
See below for the full interview…