bamboo engineering have become one of the first teams to commit to the 2010 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship after confirming it will expand to a two-car effort next season.
The team, which was established mid-season following a split within the Tempus Sport team, has been running a single Chevrolet Lacetti for Harry Vaulkhard
Nonetheless, team principal Richard Coleman confirmed bamboo engineering has acquired a second machine from RML, which has been preparing Jason Plato, Mat Jackson
and James Nash's race-winning cars this year.
With front runners Racing Silverline tipped to switch to the new Chevrolet Cruze next season, Coleman is excited about the prospect of potentially being the only team to run a pair of Lacettis in 2010.
“We're very excited to have secured this deal with RML,” said Coleman. “At the moment the Lacetti is the car to have and I'm sure that will still be the case next year. There is a very strong possibility that bamboo engineering will be the only team running the Lacettis next year, which we hope will put us in strong position in for next season.
“We'll be working very hard now to secure a top line driver to race alongside Harry Vaulkhard
who has already signed to race with us next year. We still consider Harry to be one of the best up-and-coming drivers in the championship and a strong team-mate alongside would help Harry's development as a driver.
“We are also very pleased to continue our long standing working relationship with RML and the Chevrolet brand who have given bamboo engineering their full support this season”.
RML's Mark Busfield was also delighted to see the Lacetti getting a new lease of life on the national scene, some five years after it made its racing debut in the World Touring Car Championship.
“This is great news for RML and the BTCC. bamboo has worked closely with us this year and it has been encouraging to see the pace of Harry at a number of events this year. The Lacetti has been recognised as the front running car at the last two events and going into 2010 it's a package that's ready to go and be very competitive.”