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Special Tuning Racing acquires fourth car for 2011

Special Tuning Racing sets its sights firmly on British Touring Car Championship Independents' title glory in 2011 after acquiring a fourth SEAT Leon S2000 - what team principal John Boardman predicts will be 'a very competitive package'
SEAT Cupra Cup UK and Spanish Supercopa SEAT Leon championship-winning outfit Special Tuning Racing will be able to field up to four cars in the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), after acquiring another SEAT Leon S2000 chassis.

Special Tuning Racing successfully ran the SEAT Leon of Tom Boardman in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in 2009 and the BTCC last year, achieving five top six overall finishes in the latter. The team is now preparing all of its chassis' ready to accept the new turbocharged NGTC engine as well as planning an intensive pre-season testing schedule in both the UK and Spain – with one clear goal.

“This new Leon chassis was previously raced very successfully by Adam Jones and is the latest-specification Leon S2000,” revealed team principal John Boardman. “Due to the high level of interest in our 2011 BTCC programme, using the Leon and our new SEAT TFSI NGTC 2.0-litre turbocharged engine combination, we felt it necessary to obtain this additional chassis as we believe this is going to be a very competitive package. This now gives Special Tuning Racing the capability of running up to four cars.

“We are taking the 2011 season very seriously. The team firmly has its sights set on winning the Independents' title this year, and with the highly-experienced engineering team we have behind us combined with the Leon chassis and NGTC engine, we think this is a very achievable target.

“We have already secured a deal with a driver for one of the four seats available, and we are talking to several other drivers for the remaining seats.”



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chrischats - Unregistered

January 19, 2011 7:55 PM

I understand the driver they have signed is none other than Tom Boardman! Now theres a shock! Roll on media day when we find out exactly how many cars Special Tuning have on the grid. I will be surprised if they have 2 let alone 4. Don't get me wrong I would love to see 4 Seat's on the grid but with the current economic climate I just don't see it happening. If there is 2 don't be surprised if Adam Jones is in one of them.



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