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Q&A - James Thompson, LADA Sport

It's great for the Championship to add manufacturers, and this competition is very much welcomed. The Chevrolet has been the dominant car. We've entered the Championship and are trying to be competitive with the long-term aim to be at the top step, and it's the same for Honda and all other potential manufacturers. It's good for the Championship to see new manufacturers and the competition it brings.

Crash.net:
You have been successful in the past in the British Rally championship, would you like to have a go in a LADA rally car in a Russian championship perhaps?

James Thompson:
As far as I know for the time being they don't have a rally programme and the focus is made on touring cars. Perhaps in the future it would be interesting to try a LADA Rally car, I'm always open to any new challenges. Honestly, I really enjoy driving touring cars, I've been driving the touring cars for almost 19 years and I keep enjoying the process. For me it's a passion, not job.

Crash.net:
Are LADA looking to stay in the WTCC for 2014 when car spec is looking to be significantly changed and are you interested driving in the new regulations?

James Thompson:
LADA has a three-year agreement with Lukoil to participate in the WTCC. Of course, it's always exciting to have a new challenge, whatever the challenge is. This year is a challenge with the car in this format and I will try the get the best from it. Next year there will be a change of regulations and it's another challenge. That's always interesting.


by Dexter Fielding



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