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Campos, SUNRED join forces

11 March 2013

SUNRED Engineering and Campos Racing are to join forces for a combined entry into the World Touring Car Championship this season.

Team principal's Joan Orus and Adrian Campos have elected to team up to run a two-car SEAT team in the WTCC using, while the new outfit will also field a single car in the European Touring Car Cup.

No drivers for either programme – both of which will run under the Campos Racing banner - have been confirmed.

“I am very happy, as this is the first important step for establishing a formidable team,” Campos said. “Joan Orus is one of the people who know how to run a professional team for touring cars. I hope this collaboration will give Campos Racing as many titles as we have won in single-seater championships in the last fifteen years.”

SUNRED chief Orus meanwhile was also pleased with the announcement of the new partnership.

“I am delighted to incorporate my team into Campos Racing,” Orus said. “Together we may establish a stronger team that will be able to aim for ambitious programmes. My own task is to put in place a touring car department within Campos Racing for WTCC and ETCC.”

SUNRED has run multiple cars in the WTCC in recent seasons and won the ETCC title last year with Fernando Monje. Campos by contrast is best known for its exploits in single-seaters, enjoying success in the likes of F3 and GP2.

Having sold his GP2 team to Alejandro Agag, Campos then secured an F1 entry for 2010, only to sell F1 outfit to Jose Roman Carabante on the eve of its debut season – with Campos Racing instead reforming to compete in AutoGP.

The team was previously linked with a WTCC entry back in 2009, although a rumoured Honda entry failed to materialise.

2013 WTCC full-season entry list: (as of 6 March 2013):

Gabriele Tarquini Honda Racing Team JAS Honda Civic 1.6T
Tiago Monteiro Honda Racing Team JAS Honda Civic 1.6T
James Thompson Lukoil LADA Sport LADA Granta Sport
Aleksei Dudukalo Lukoil LADA Sport LADA Granta Sport
Norbert Michelisz Zengo Motorsport Honda Civic 1.6T
Tom Coronel ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC
Darryl O'Young ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC
Alex MacDowall Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
James Nash Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
Mehdi Bennani Proteam Motorsport BMW 320 TC
Rob Huff Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC
Marc Basseng Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC
Rene Munnich Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC
Franz Engstler Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320 TC
Charles Ng Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320 TC
Fredy Barth Wiechers Sport BMW 320 TC
Pepe Oriola Tuenti Racing Team SEAT Leon WTCC
Stefano D'Aste PB Motorsport BMW 320 TC
Yvan Muller RML Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
Tom Chilton RML Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
TBA NIKA Racing Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
TBA Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC
TBA Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC


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