Craft-Bamboo Racing has announced it will return to the World Touring Car Championship in 2015, entering an RML-prepared Chevrolet Cruze for Blancpain GT race winner Gregoire Demoustier.

Despite race winning success at WTCC level, Craft-Bamboo Racing - formerly known simply as Bamboo Engineering - opted to take a sabbatical from the series in 2014, instead favouring a move into the World Endurance Championship with a GTE Pro Aston Martin entry.

However, having always intended to take just a year out, Craft-Bamboo will subsequently return to the WTCC in 2015, once more forging ties with Chevrolet machinery for what it hopes will become a two-car entry.

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"I'm delighted to announce our return to the WTCC and to be working with Gregoire," commented Craft-Bamboo Racing CEO Richard Coleman. "We are limited in our preparation time but I hope to be in good shape for Argentina."

"I am very happy to renew our relationship with RML. We are only down the road from each other and have had five years working together in touring cars in the past. We are still working hard on a second car and hope to expand the line-up."

Already confirmed in one car is Frenchman Demoustier, who turns his attentions to touring car racing having enjoyed success with ART McLaren in the Blancpain Endurance Series. Alongside Alvaro Parente, the 23-year-old finished 16th overall with a race win at Monza.

"I am very happy to be joining the WTCC," he commented. "Craft-Bamboo Racing have been an excellent team in the past and I am really looking forward to working with them and learning the car. The first season will be a steep learning curve but I am sure we will achieve some good results."

Bamboo stepped up from the BTCC to the WTCC in 2010, peaking in 2013 when James Nash scored two overall wins en route to third overall, as well as the independents' trophy.

It isn't known whether Craft-Bamboo will continue to race in the WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours.