SUNRED Engineering has revealed that Tom Boardman will miss the third round of the World Touring Car Championship this weekend in Morocco.

The Briton lies fifth in the Independents' Trophy standings following the first two events of the year but will now sit out the first WTCC event on African soil as he awaits the arrival of a new SEAT Leon - which should arrive in time for him to rejoin the grid for the event in Pau later this month.

"After the first two events in Brazil and Mexico, Tom asked us to have a new car," team manager Joan Orus said. "However we were not able to have it ready in time to be shipped to Marrakech.

"Tom also wishes to test the new car in England before racing it. We will be ready in time to re-start from Pau."

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