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Bamboo makes WTCC move

Bamboo Engineering announces move to the WTCC for the 2010 campaign
Bamboo Engineering has revealed that it will move to the World Touring Car Championship for the 2010 season.

The team, which was only formed mid-way through the 2009 campaign, will make the step up from the BTCC to become the first privateer Chevrolet team to commit to a full WTCC season.

Harry Vaulkhard will make the move with the team after two seasons in the BTCC, while the sister Chevrolet Lacetti will be driven by Darryl O'Young - who becomes the first Chinese driver to contest a full WTCC season.

“We are sad to be leaving the BTCC, but this was too good an opportunity to miss," team boss Richard Coleman said. "We have a great driver line up. Harry showed last year in the BTCC and in the ETCC what he can achieve and I see no reason why he cannot build on that.

"Darryl is a huge talent, and has been very highly recommended from big names in sports cars. Once adapted to front wheel drive I expect him to be a regular podium contender in the Independent' Trophy.”

Vaulkhard added that his dream had always been to move into the WTCC arena and that he was confident of a strong showing in his debut season.

“The WTCC is where I've always aspired to be some day but to be honest this has come sooner than I expected," he said. "I have learnt so much in 2009, I am really confident I can get some great results in 2010.”



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Tom Emrich

February 05, 2010 1:21 AM

Hmm, Darryl O'Young, I remember him as a little kid when I raced against his father Sam in British Columbia. Never knew he was Chinese, thought he was Canadian. Good luck him and the whole team, I'm a big fan of the Chevys and hope they do well.



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