Lydia Walmsley insists she is feeling no extra pressure as she gets set for her home round of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE this weekend at Snetterton.

Walmsley will head into the event on the back of her strongest weekend of the season to date at Knockhill, with her best qualifying result of the year being followed by her best race result.

It was the latest step forwards for Walmsley after switching back to her family run team for her second season in the JCW category, and means confidence is on a high ahead of her home round.

“We’re gradually moving our way up the grid,” she said, “and it’s great that we have been able to bring some new sponsors onboard, like Carlton Cleaning who joined us at Knockhill.

“I’m getting more confident behind the wheel as the season goes on and my mindset is improving as I feel more comfortable in the car. I think that is half the battle as a driver, and as we keep tweaking the set-up, we’re getting closer to the stable car we want.”

Walmsley has fond memories of racing at Snetterton having secured her maiden win on home soil in the Cooper class, and is set to be cheered on by plenty of local fans when she hits track.

“I’ve got a lot of people coming along for the weekend, but they all know how much the season has been a struggle and are just applauding the little wins – which I think is what we are all doing,” she said.

“They are just there for support and aren’t worried about the results, so there’s no extra pressure.”