WTCC: LADA confirms unchanged 2015 WTCC line-up

LADA announces the departure of title sponsor Lukoil, to be replaced by Rosneft, whilst confirming Mikhail Kozlovskiy will drive again in 2015.
LADA has confirmed Mikhail Kozlovskiy will continue alongside Rob Huff and James Thompson in an unchanged LADA Sport driver line-up next season.

The youngster was signed to LADA in 2013 in place of the out-of-favour Aleksei Dudukalo and was retained for 2014 as the manufacturer expanded to accommodate Huff, the Russian scoring his first points with an fine run to fifth in the Morocco season opener.

For 2015, Kozlovskiy will join Huff and Thompson again in driving the manufacturer's brand-new Vesta WTCC saloon, which was unveiled last month.

In addition to confirming Kozlovskiy, LADA has also announced it has split from title sponsor Lukoil with immediate effect. The Russian oil giant has had a presence in WTCC since sponsoring a customer SEAT team in 2011 before transferring its backing to LADA and also the RML Chevrolet that Yvan Muller drove to title glory in 2013.

Lukoil's exit comes after LADA revealed its Vesta WTCC will come with backing from rival company Rosneft in 2015, though a statement from the team suggests the firm will continue to stay involved with racing.

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