Russian Bears expands.

Russian Bears Motorsport has announced that it will run a third LADA 110 for the remainder of the 2008 World Touring Car Championship season.

The team joined the grid in Valencia with Jaap van Lagen and Viktor Shapovalov at the wheel, with the pair surprising many with the performance of the car – which has proved to be more competitive than most people ever expected.

van Lagen and Shapovalov will now be joined by another Russian for the final four rounds of the campaign at Imola, Monza, Okayama and Macau with Kirill Ladygin having been named as the driver for a third car.

The 30-year-old has won eleven national karting titles and has won the LADA Cup on two occasions in 2004 and 2006. Ladygin has also taken on the role of official tester for LADA Motorsport and has been busy working on the development on the new Priora, which is set to replace the 110 in the WTCC next season.

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Viktor Shapovalov - Russian Bears Lada 110 [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
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Gabriele Tarquini, Lada, Moscow [Credit: WTCC media]
Nicky Catsburg, Lada, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Nicky Catsburg, Lada, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Gabriele Tarquini - LADA Vesta TC1
Nicky Catsburg - Lada Sport Vesta
Gabriele Tarquini - Lada Sport Vesta   [pic credit: FIA WTCC media/Alexandre Guillaumot]
Rob Huff (GBR), LADA Sport, WTCC [Credit: XPB]
Nick Catsburg (NED), Lada Sport, WTCC, [Credit: Lada Sport]
Japp van Lagen (NED), Lada Sport, WTCC [Credit: LADA Sport]
Norbert Michelisz (HUN), Zengo Motorsport, WTCC [Credit: Honda WTCC]
James Thompson - Rosneft LADA Vesta
James Thompson - Rosneft LADA Vesta [credit: FIA WTCC]
Sabine Schmitz (GER), Munnich Motorsport, WTCC [Credit: WTCC]
Lada Vesta TC1 WTCC, testing, WTCC [Credit: Lada Sport]
James Thompson (GBR), LADA Sport, WTCC [Credit: LADA Sport]
James Thompson, Robert Huff, LADA Sport, WTCC [Credit: LADA Sport]

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